A Bristol Geek

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Quick Post: SQL File Growth

When you first take over a database system you often find that the little (but important) things have been forgotten about. There are 101 reasons why something like auto file growth can be a bad thing; the default is 10% so if you have a 10GB database you could end up seeing a 1GB autogrowth event. An event of that size is very expensive both in I/O and WAIT events.

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