Another post for ASP.NET/SQL developers reading this blog. If you think these posts do not belong here, please leave a comment, and I'll consider moving my development articles to a separate blog.
When you move an SQL-table to a new filegroup via the clustered-index recreation procedure, only "elementary" datatypes are moved (like "int", "datetime", "varchar" etc). Text, image, varbinary(max) and similar columns (aka "BLOB-fields") will stay at their current location. If you click the "storage" settings for the table under the "properties" context menu item, you'll see that the "text filegroup" is the same as before! More infoThe "text filegroup" can't be changed without re-creating a table. And I bet you've seen this phrase a million times while googling for a solution, right? Ok, we need to re-create the table and copy all the data into this new table. But who wants to do this manually? Drop and re-create a table with all the indexes, foreign-keys, primary keys, identities... Ain't there an automated procedure for this?
Alex has founded Jitbit in 2005 and is a software engineer passionate about customer support.