I have inherited a SQL2012 database with several rather large tables filled with IMAGE data. I need to reduce the size of the database and would like to replace IMAGE columns with FILESTREAM columns. I have enabled FILESTREAM and created FILESTREAM filegroup. In TEST table I have 104K images taking up 10 GB of space. I created the required ROWQUID column and a FILESTREAM column. Then I run UPDATE TEST_TABLE SET NewFilestreamColumn = Old_Image_Column It works in that the images are moved to my the file system. BUT now I still have a 10GB column in the database and 10 GB of images in the file system. How do I move the images AND reduce the database space used?