Database File Auto Growth Value
Database free space should be monitored and maintained but, should the worst happen, having autogrowth enabled with a practical value will help to improve the overall performance of the instance and reduce fragmentation.
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Enable autogrowth and configure the growth to the recommended value. The default values are inadequate for most databases and can cause performance issues. Therefore we recommend the following settings:
|Database Size||Warning Size||Recommended Size|
Also consider implementing instant file initialization to limit the impact of unexpected autogrowth events.
How to Specify Auto Growth Values for a SQL Server Database
ALTER DATABASE [WhippetWorks] MODIFY FILE ( NAME = N'WhippetWorks', FILEGROWTH = 10% ) GO ALTER DATABASE [WhippetWorks] MODIFY FILE ( NAME = N'WhippetWorks', FILEGROWTH = 64MB ) GO
Considerations for the "autogrow" and "autoshrink" settings in SQL Server | Microsoft Support
SQL Server Database Growth and Autogrowth Settings | Simple Talk
Database Instant File Initialization | Microsoft Docs