I have a Sql server 2008 database that contains many images. In theory they should make up most of the space on the database.
I moved the images to Filestrem fields but the size of the mdf didn't decrease much at all. How is that possible? How can I check what is taking up all this space inside the mdf file? I tried to shrink the mdf file keeping some free space for growth but it wouldn't do much. I am tring to keep the size low enough to be able to keep the mdf file in the faster C hard drive.
I also expected that the Filestream folder would take some more space than it currently does.
Size before the Filestream implementation:
mdf -> 40Gb or less ldf -> raughly 90Gb
mdf -> 39Gb ldf -> 119Gb Filestream folder -> 7.8Gb