Duplicate Indexes

The Report

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To use the report, download the Database Health Reports, and run the Duplicate Indexes report.

What does this mean to my SQL Server

Each duplicate index is just wasteful in a number of ways.

  • More memory taken up on your SQL Server.  Other more useful items may be pushed out of memory.
  • Larger database files.
  • Larger backup files, and longer backup times.
  • Larger transaction logs and log backups.
  • More structures to change on insert, update, or delete, causing slower response.
  • Query engine needs to assess more options when queries are run.
  • If you are using database mirroring, then there are more pages to be mirrored.

How Do I Fix It

Remove the duplicate indexes.

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