Click here to monitor SSC
SQLServerCentral is supported by Red Gate Software Ltd.
 
Log in  ::  Register  ::  Not logged in
 
 
 

Get your favorite SSC scripts directly in SSMS with the free SQL Scripts addin. Search for scripts directly from SSMS, and instantly access any saved scripts in your SSC briefcase from the favorites tab.
Download now (direct download link)

Monitor database growth - a better way for sp_spaceused

By Gaby Abed,

This script is for anyone who has had issues in capturing the output from sp_spaceused, which returns two rows of different number of columns, therefore making it hard to capture into a table easily. I ran exec sp_helptext sp_spaceused and found the section where the two rows returned (I'm still confused why there are two select statements, one after the other, that don't have to be separated).

I did not keep the @updateusage portion of sp_spaceused and neither did I try to preserve the table check either via @objname (not needed for my purposes)

 

UPDATE: Oct 22, 2008 - Had a superflous variable here and there, so just cleaned up the code.

Total article views: 3919 | Views in the last 30 days: 7
 
Related Articles
FORUM

sp_spaceused

sp_spaceused

FORUM

spaceused of a table

spaceused query...

BLOG

sp_spaceused system-stored procedure

You can use the sp_spaceused system-stored procedure to return space usage information about a datab...

FORUM

sp_spaceused returns same even after deleteing 3.5 lac records.

sp_spaceused returns same even after deleteing 3.5 lac records.

SCRIPT

sp_spaceused rewritten as one query (no cursors)

Query that simulates running sp_spaceused on every applicable object in a database and gathering it ...

Tags
database size    
growth    
monitoring    
sp_spaceused    
sql server 2005    
 
Contribute

Join the most active online SQL Server Community

SQL knowledge, delivered daily, free:

Email address:  

You make SSC a better place

As a member of SQLServerCentral, you get free access to loads of fresh content: thousands of articles and SQL scripts, a library of free eBooks, a weekly database news roundup, a great Q & A platform… And it’s our huge, buzzing community of SQL Server Professionals that makes it such a success.

Join us!

Steve Jones
Editor, SQLServerCentral.com

Already a member? Jump in:

Email address:   Password:   Remember me: Forgotten your password?
Steve Jones