Join Simon Allardice for an in-depth discussion in this video Monitoring and rebuilding indexes, part of SQL Server 2008 Essential Training.
Because your indexes will get updated whenever there is a change to your main table,…if there is an insert, we have to change the index, if there is an update, we…change the index, if there is a delete, we change the index.…Or your indexes can become what's called fragmented. They can become…inefficient and split across multiple parts of the files that SQL Server uses…to organize itself.…Well, we can find out if that's an issue.…Though I will tell you in a typical production database, it will be an issue and…you want to defragment, even rebuild your indexes from time to time.…
Luckily, in SQL Server Management Studio, I can right-click any of my databases,…come down to Reports and I will about find that in the Standard Reports section…there's both an Index Usage Statistics, how much of these index is being used,…and Index Physical Statistics.…Both of these are great.…If I click on Index Usage Statistics, it will tell me and this is going to be…fairly recent information, how my indexes are being used.…
- Using T-SQL (Transact-SQL)
- Managing databases with SQL Server Management Studio
- Understanding database normalization
- Using SELECT statements
- Building indexes
- Monitoring database size and integrity
- Backing up and restoring databases
- Creating functions and stored procedures
- Managing database permissions
- Creating and formatting reports
- Adding charts to reports
- Creating and executing a simple SSIS package
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Installing SQL Server 2008 R2
3. Tools and System Databases
SQL Server system databases2m 22s
4. Creating Databases
5. Importing Existing Data
6. Retrieving Data with SQL
7. Inserting and Updating Data
8. SQL Functions
9. Stored Procedures and Transactions
10. Core Administration Tasks
11. Backing Up and Restoring
12. Security Features
13. Reporting Services
14. Integration Services
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