Run DBCC SHRINKFILE

Vijay Kumar 2,011 Reputation points
2021-04-29T00:07:20.007+00:00

DBCC SHRINKFILE (N'ABCD_AppData01' , EMPTYFILE)

This file size is around 1.2 TB.

This file is in PROD, As part of maintenance we need to empty this file. Before this we testing in QA whic configuration is identical to PROD (40 Vcpu)
But i ran for 3 hours but only ocmpleted 3%

Is there any way we can speedup or any alternative to EMPTY 1.2 TB file?

This is SQL Server 2016 ENT

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  1. CathyJi-MSFT 21,111 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2021-04-29T03:23:02.61+00:00

    Hi @Vijay Kumar ,

    > Is there any way we can speedup or any alternative to EMPTY 1.2 TB file?

    No. DBCC SHRINKFILE with the EMPTYFILE parameter will move all data out of a specified file into other files in the same filegroup. Once this is complete, the empty file is essentially marked as read-only, preventing new data from being added. But we don't have control over how quickly the data moves.

    Refer to the blog to get more.


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