Category: Instant File Initialization

Why Windows Instant File Initialization for SQL Server 2005 (and higher) matters

SQL Server 2005 supports Database Instant File Initialization which skips zeroing out data pages that can reduce the time when performing operations like creating databases, adding files to an existing database, increasing the size of an existing database file manually or thru autogrowth or restoring a database or filegroup. I’ve written an article in MSSQLTips.com […]