Database Size

Fix: Shrink database file to recover unused space. Add more disk space. Purge data from database. Move data to another database or data warehouse. Sources:

Configure Database Always On

Configuring SQL Server Database Always On Availability Group Listeners are setup and all processes point to the listeners. Failover jobs have been setup. All jobs in the Always On category. XXXXX_AvailabilityGroup category. Failover Mode set to “Automatic”.

Drop Index

Drop Index Re-create Index Dropping index is fast. Recreating index will take a longer time.

Sparse Column

Sparse columns are ordinary columns that have an optimized storage for null values. Sparse columns reduce the space requirements for null values at the cost of more overhead to retrieve nonnull values. Consider using sparse columns when the space saved is at least 20 percent to 40 percent.  Sources:

Compress Database Backup Files with 7-Zip

7-Zip is a free and open-source file archiver, a utility used to place groups of files within compressed containers known as “archives”. It is developed by Igor Pavlov and was first released in 1999. 7-Zip uses its own 7z archive format, but can read and write several other archive formats. ZipFiles.cmd

Database Backup Log


Database Dictionary with Extended Property

You can use tools like SQL Doc (Red Gate) to generate database dictionary. Add extended property to table and column when you create them. Adding extended property to table. Update existing extended property to table. You can also update the extended property of table and column by clicking on the table or column -> Properties... » read more