dynamic-management-views

DBCC CLONEDATABASE Does NOT Clone Index Usage Statistics

DBCC CLONEDATABASE Does NOT Clone Index Usage Statistics

The word ‘statistics’ is awfully confusing in SQL Server

It can mean “statistics” themselves – little objects that describe the distribution of data in columns or indexes to help the optimizer.

Or it can mean “usage statistics” -  dynamic management views that let you see how many times an index has been used or requested, how many times a query has been run, that kind of thing.