Question of the Day Seventeen

Let us continue our question of the day series with day seventeen.

What is instant file initialization?

Instant file initialization allows for a file to be created or also to grow instantly.  Therefore it does require the process to zero out the space inside of the file.   It is important to point out that this only applies to SQL Server data files.  Enjoy!

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Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on August 19, 2012, in SQL Schoolhouse and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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