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#sp_shrinkdata

Unlike shrinking transaction log, shrinking a data file seems to be tough. A lot of people complained about the "shrink database" option in EM not working, or DBCC SHRINKDATABASE not working, or DBCC SHRINKFILE not working. I have found that a data file will eventually shrink given enough try, time and patience. I've put everything […]

2003-01-14

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sp_kill

This stored proc has helped me a lot when I needed to restore db, reconfigure replication, and do other database jobs. SQL server KILL command can only act on a single spid. This sp compiles KILL commands in a cursor to kill a group of spids based on database name, login name, host machine name […]

2002-11-11

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sp_checksqlversion

How many times have you seen @@version return a number but failed to interpret what service pack it is? Although SQL 2000 gives a gift (SERVERPROPERTY) of querying a readable value, my script will remedy the puzzle and show more parameters such as CPU speed, memory, windows version, and installation date. The limitations are:1. MSDE […]

2002-10-16

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sp_checksize

This stored procedure checks the sizes of one or all databases (including total data, total log, data used/free, data used/free percentage, log used/free, log used/free percentage). If a database name is provided, it will only check the given db. If no parameters provided, all dbs will be checked and the total size of all dbs […]

2002-10-01

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