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Trying to reorganise an index, the reorganise indexes dialog seems to hang. Which scares me a bit. I'm running SQL Server Standard 2005. The screen has been like this for about 9 hours. The animation on the bottom left is running. What should I do? How long might this take?

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With that kind of fragmantation you should Rebuild it by the way, is there any Large Object on you table (like a varchar(max))? If not you can Rebuild online. If you rebuild you will get updated statistics. –  Gabriel Guimarães Nov 9 '10 at 12:55
I should rebuild, but I can't have the table going down, and SQL Standard can't rebuild online. –  Martijn Nov 9 '10 at 14:11

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Wait. Check what goes on on the server using the dynamic queries. How large is the table? Seriously - rorganize index CAN take a LONG time if your disc subsystem is not up to the task and the table is large large large. i unce had an UPDATE statement that ran like 40 hours.

So, what does the server say (cpu, disc io load)? Anything happening?

How large is the table (number of rows)?

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6.2 mil rows, no trouble on the CPU (10ish %), trouble on the IO-load (hits 100% at times for a few seconds, then dips way down again and hovers around 15% for a while) –  Martijn Nov 9 '10 at 11:03
6.2 millions? Well what is the size of each row... ? Is that controlled by Resource Governor? –  Gabriel Guimarães Nov 9 '10 at 12:56
Yeah. IO spikes suond like it is just... taking time. 10% CPU... how many cores? Could well be 1 core running full speed (8 cores assuming). –  TomTom Nov 9 '10 at 13:41
10% cpu is typical for us. When I'm checking it's not one core maxing out –  Martijn Nov 9 '10 at 14:33
How many cores do you have? one maxing out will never show like that - before 2008 R2 server - because of the scheduler moving the load around. –  TomTom Nov 9 '10 at 21:53

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