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Posted - 11/05/2012 :  16:45:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I deleted a large portion of the data from a table but the reserved space wasn’t released. Rebuild indexes didn’t solve the issue. Is there anything else that can be done?

Table_Name 2349797 13589152 KB 13319344 KB 144904 KB 124904 KB

When I delete all the rows (in test), there is still some reserved space.

Table_Name 0 2670648 KB 2664040 KB 88 KB 6520 KB

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 (SP1) - 10.50.2806.0 (X64)

Thanks a lot!

Bustaz Kool
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Posted - 11/05/2012 :  17:07:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you tried to shrink the table/file?

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Edited by - Bustaz Kool on 11/05/2012 17:07:44
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Posted - 11/05/2012 :  17:11:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's prod with replication setup so I would like to see if there are other options...thanks!
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Posted - 11/06/2012 :  11:54:45  Show Profile  Click to see donpolix's MSN Messenger address  Send donpolix a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
can you try dbcc updateusage?

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