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DBCC ShrinkDatabase

Being day 24 of the DBCC Command month at SteveStedman.com, today’s featured DBCC Command is DBCC SHRINKDATABASE. When I first heard about DBCC Shrink Database (many years ago), I immediately thought “what a great feature, run this every night when

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CTE Hierarchy compared to the alternative

After my CTE presentation at SQL Saturday 108 in Redmond, I was asked many questions, and received several great suggestions from people.  Based on that feedback, I am updating my presentation for SQL Saturday 114 in Vancouver to include some

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Determining free disk space with TSQL

Working on a new report for the SQL Server Health reports, I needed to display the amount of free disk space on a SQL Server. EXEC MASTER..Xp_fixeddrives; Which was useful if I just wanted to look, but I needed to use

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Index Fragmentation and SHRINKDATABASE

Is it a good idea to run DBCC SHRINKDATABASE regularly? Download the sample file ShrinkSample. This article and samples apply to SQL Server 2005, 2008, and 2008R2. This really depends on a number of factors, but generally the answer is

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