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Here are some notes on "SQL Server 2008 Partitioning" I took while attending an advanced class on SQL Server taught by Kimberly Tripp (http://sqlskills.com/AboutKimberlyLTripp.asp).
Please note that, although these notes were taken during the class, I might have added some of my own (mis)interpretation :-). Always check your facts on Books Online (I try to provide links when applicable). As with anything else you get from a blog, never use any of this in production before you thoroughly validate it a test environment. Please keep in mind that some of those will be hard to follow without the right pre-requisite knowledge and the right context. Reading the post from top to bottom will help.
Files and File Groups
The range-based delete problem
The data load problem
Sliding window numbers
PVs and Constraints
White Paper: Partitioned Tables and Indexes in SQL Server 2005http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms345146.aspx
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