Rebuild/Defragment Your WSUS Database Indexes

Adam Bertram

Adam Bertram

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I’ve realized it’s important to keep your SQL indexes properly maintained. I’m no SQL DBA but from what I hear, consistently ensure your indexes are defragmented is a good thing.

During my recent SCCM software update/WSUS debacle, Microsoft support ran a handy little script on my WSUS server that I decided to share. Use this at your own discretion and I’m in no way responsible for an imploded WSUS Windows Internal Database!

USE SUSDB; 
GO 
SET NOCOUNT ON; 
 
-- Rebuild or reorganize indexes based on their fragmentation levels 
DECLARE @work_to_do TABLE ( 
    objectid int 
    , indexid int 
    , pagedensity float 
    , fragmentation float 
    , numrows int 
) 
 
DECLARE @objectid int; 
DECLARE @indexid int; 
DECLARE @schemaname nvarchar(130);  
DECLARE @objectname nvarchar(130);  
DECLARE @indexname nvarchar(130);  
DECLARE @numrows int 
DECLARE @density float; 
DECLARE @fragmentation float; 
DECLARE @command nvarchar(4000);  
DECLARE @fillfactorset bit 
DECLARE @numpages int 
 
-- Select indexes that need to be defragmented based on the following 
-- * Page density is low 
-- * External fragmentation is high in relation to index size 
PRINT 'Estimating fragmentation: Begin. ' + convert(nvarchar, getdate(), 121)  
INSERT @work_to_do 
SELECT 
    f.object_id 
    , index_id 
    , avg_page_space_used_in_percent 
    , avg_fragmentation_in_percent 
    , record_count 
FROM  
    sys.dm_db_index_physical_stats (DB_ID(), NULL, NULL , NULL, 'SAMPLED') AS f 
WHERE 
    (f.avg_page_space_used_in_percent < 85.0 and f.avg_page_space_used_in_percent/100.0 * page_count < page_count - 1) or (f.page_count > 50 and f.avg_fragmentation_in_percent > 15.0) 
    or (f.page_count > 10 and f.avg_fragmentation_in_percent > 80.0) 
 
PRINT 'Number of indexes to rebuild: ' + cast(@@ROWCOUNT as nvarchar(20)) 
 
PRINT 'Estimating fragmentation: End. ' + convert(nvarchar, getdate(), 121) 
 
SELECT @numpages = sum(ps.used_page_count) 
FROM 
    @work_to_do AS fi 
    INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i ON fi.objectid = i.object_id and fi.indexid = i.index_id 
    INNER JOIN sys.dm_db_partition_stats AS ps on i.object_id = ps.object_id and i.index_id = ps.index_id 
 
-- Declare the cursor for the list of indexes to be processed. 
DECLARE curIndexes CURSOR FOR SELECT * FROM @work_to_do 
 
-- Open the cursor. 
OPEN curIndexes 
 
-- Loop through the indexes 
WHILE (1=1) 
BEGIN 
    FETCH NEXT FROM curIndexes 
    INTO @objectid, @indexid, @density, @fragmentation, @numrows; 
    IF @@FETCH_STATUS < 0 BREAK; 
 
    SELECT  
        @objectname = QUOTENAME(o.name) 
        , @schemaname = QUOTENAME(s.name) 
    FROM  
        sys.objects AS o 
        INNER JOIN sys.schemas as s ON s.schema_id = o.schema_id 
    WHERE  
        o.object_id = @objectid; 
 
    SELECT  
        @indexname = QUOTENAME(name) 
        , @fillfactorset = CASE fill_factor WHEN 0 THEN 0 ELSE 1 END 
    FROM  
        sys.indexes 
    WHERE 
        object_id = @objectid AND index_id = @indexid; 
 
    IF ((@density BETWEEN 75.0 AND 85.0) AND @fillfactorset = 1) OR (@fragmentation < 30.0) SET @command = N'ALTER INDEX ' + @indexname + N' ON ' + @schemaname + N'.' + @objectname + N' REORGANIZE'; ELSE IF @numrows >= 5000 AND @fillfactorset = 0 
        SET @command = N'ALTER INDEX ' + @indexname + N' ON ' + @schemaname + N'.' + @objectname + N' REBUILD WITH (FILLFACTOR = 90)'; 
    ELSE 
        SET @command = N'ALTER INDEX ' + @indexname + N' ON ' + @schemaname + N'.' + @objectname + N' REBUILD'; 
    PRINT convert(nvarchar, getdate(), 121) + N' Executing: ' + @command; 
    EXEC (@command); 
    PRINT convert(nvarchar, getdate(), 121) + N' Done.'; 
END 
 
-- Close and deallocate the cursor. 
CLOSE curIndexes; 
DEALLOCATE curIndexes; 
 
 
IF EXISTS (SELECT * FROM @work_to_do) 
BEGIN 
    PRINT 'Estimated number of pages in fragmented indexes: ' + cast(@numpages as nvarchar(20)) 
    SELECT @numpages = @numpages - sum(ps.used_page_count) 
    FROM 
        @work_to_do AS fi 
        INNER JOIN sys.indexes AS i ON fi.objectid = i.object_id and fi.indexid = i.index_id 
        INNER JOIN sys.dm_db_partition_stats AS ps on i.object_id = ps.object_id and i.index_id = ps.index_id 
 
    PRINT 'Estimated number of pages freed: ' + cast(@numpages as nvarchar(20)) 
END 
GO 
 
 
--Update all statistics 
PRINT 'Updating all statistics.' + convert(nvarchar, getdate(), 121)  
EXEC sp_updatestats 
PRINT 'Done updating statistics.' + convert(nvarchar, getdate(), 121)  
GO

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