MSSQLTips: Tip #46 – Safely Dropping Unused SQL Server Indexes

There are many resources online about finding and dropping unused SQL Server indexes, but there a number of issues related to unused indexes removal. How can we make sure that we are dropping unused SQL Server indexes safely? What are the potential issues?

Some DBAs probably have an unused indexes review as part of their routine. Experienced DBAs understand the consequences of index removal and the potential issues. In this tip, we will review some of these potential issues and we will provide you with a couple of examples when you should just leave the indexes as is (even if they are unused).

Please read the latest MSSQLTips post: “Safely Dropping Unused SQL Server Indexes“.

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