Improving performance with instant file initialization


As a database administrator, one of your jobs is to make sure each SQL Server instance you manage is set up in such a way as to meet security requirements and is configured to optimize performance. There are lots of different aspects of securing and tuning performance for your SQL Server environment. This article discusses how instant file initialization can be configured to improve the performance of allocating disk space to a database when it is created, expanded, or restored.

What is instant file initialization?

Instant file initialization is a SQL Server setup option that keeps SQL Server from writing