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Monitoring File Sizes in SQL Server Part 2 Expand / Collapse
Posted Thursday, October 26, 2006 2:59 PM
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Posted Tuesday, November 7, 2006 11:59 PM


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Hi to all.

I think the title "Monitoring File Sizes in SQL Server" is not completely correct.

When noticing this title I thought '"this is what I'm looking for" but it seems to measure the fixed filesize from a file location but not the actual filesize.

For one of our apllication I have to measure the actual filesize due to some unexpected growth and shrinking so I was looking for a way to retrieve these sizes from the database.(Files must be fixed according the application vendor)
The table "database.sysfiles" is not exact enough; This sys-table only contains the fixed filesize for each file but not the actual filling of this fixed size.

so I tried to write me a script to retrieve the actual filesize from the filesystem but unfortunately it retrieves the fixed size as well !!! ;-(

This script is far more easy to use for other purposses as the VBS / HTML script you suggesting in part 1 and part 2.

I hope you ( and others  ) can use it in any way whatsoever;

create table #temp( col1 varchar(300))
insert into #temp exec master..xp_cmdshell' dir\\<servername>\<foldername>'

delete from #temp where ( col1 is null )
delete from #temp where ( col1 not like '%<discrimination on some file names>%' )

select  substring(col1,charindex('MMS',col1,1),50) as XX_filename,
           substring(col1,charindex('MMS',col1,1)-18,18)  as XX_filesize
from #temp

drop table #temp

From here you can hook up any other TSQL script.


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Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2006 4:45 AM
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I am fairly new to VBs scripts and thought is this just what I need to update Our old Batch file process that does the same thing. But when I try to switch drives and then run the code it fails with Acess denied for the other drive (H:\)  Any one with any ideas.



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Posted Wednesday, November 8, 2006 7:26 AM
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this example them can be of utility

Function BDSql(strComputer)

Dim strSql 'Used to hold the SQL Query
Dim objConn 'Used for the Connection object
Dim objRst 'Used for the Recordset object
Dim fecha

SQLDMOSecurity_Integrated  = 1
SQLDMOSecurity_Mixed         = 2
SQLDMOSecurity_Normal       = 0
SQLDMOSecurity_Unknown   = 9

strDBServerName = StrComputer

'On Error Resume Next

Set objConn = CreateObject("ADODB.Connection")
objConn.Open "Provider=sqloledb;" & "Data Source=ccstnoc;" & "Initial Catalog=sistemanoc;" & "User Id=cuenta;" & "Password=password"

Set objSQLServer = CreateObject("SQLDMO.SQLServer")
objSQLServer.LoginSecure = True
objSQLServer.Connect strDBServerName

If Err.Number <> 0 Then
 EXPLANATION = "Proceso termino con problemas"
 BDSql = False

End If

Set colDatabases = objSQLServer.Databases

'WScript.echo "SQL Version String: " & objSQLServer.VersionString

Select Case objSQLServer.ServerLoginMode(strDBServerName)
   Case SQLDMOSecurity_Integrated
      Login = "Login Mode: Allow Windows Authentication only."
   Case SQLDMOSecurity_Mixed
      Login = "Login Mode: Allow Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication."
   Case SQLDMOSecurity_Normal
      Login =  "Login Mode: Allow SQL Server Authentication only."
   Case SQLDMOSecurity_Unknown
      Login = "Login Mode: Security type unknown."
End Select

'strSql3 = "delete from SqlServer where nombre = '" & strDBServerName & "'"
'Set objRst3 = objConn.Execute(strSql3)

For Each objDatabase In colDatabases
   'WScript.Echo objDatabase.Name
   strDBName = objDatabase.Name
   Set objDB = objSQLServer.Databases(strDBName)
   'WScript.Echo "Total Size of Data File + Transaction Log of DB " & strDBName & ": " & objDB.Size & "(MB)"
   'WScript.echo "Space Left (Data File + Transaction Log) for DB " & strDBName & ": " & objDB.SpaceAvailableInMB & "(MB)"
   strSql3 = "insert into SqlServer(Nombre, VersionSQL, BaseDatos, TamanoBD, EspacioLibre, Login, fecha ) values('" & strDBServerName & "', '" & objSQLServer.VersionString & "', '" & strDBName & "', '" & objDB.Size & "', '" & objDB.SpaceAvailableInMB & "', '" & Login & "', '" & Date & "')"
   Set objRst3 = objConn.Execute(strSql3)

BDSql = True

EXPLANATION = "proceso termino ok."
End Function

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