Fast Database File Creation for Large Databases in SQL Server 2005

July 10, 2008

[From SQL Server Performance]

The time needed for creating large and very large database can often take many minutes. SQL Server 2005 has a new feature called Instant File Initialization (IFI) that can speed up the data file initialization of a database.

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