Best way to delete million records

From: fefe78 <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2008 10:00:51 +0200
Message-ID: <g4a3rk$8tk$>

Hi all,

I have to delete about 43 millions rows from a table, but the following conditions exist:

  • The table is not partitioned and unfortunately I can't modify the structure
  • The delete procedure must be done without stopping service, so I can't use CTAS, moving records and renaming table.
  • I can't use truncate because the records affected are selected in a range of dates

Waiting your suggestions and probable problems for this procedure.

Thanks for help.

Bye Received on Mon Jun 30 2008 - 03:00:51 CDT

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