Tuesday, August 7, 2012

T-SQL Tip: Retrieving Database File Sizes

The following script generates T-SQL statements that when ran, they return file size information for all the user databases on a SQL Server instance.

--Script that generates T-SQL providing size information for all database files on a SQL Server Instance
SELECT 'SELECT '''+[name]+''' as DBName,cast(f.name as varchar(25)) as DBFileName,f.Filename as PhysicalFileName,cast (round((f.size*8)/1024.0,2) as decimal(18,2)) as FileSizeinMB FROM '+[name]+'..SYSFILES f'
WHERE [name] not in

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