SQL SERVER – Get a List of Fixed Hard Drive and Free Space on Server

When I am not blogging, I am typically working on SQL Server Optimization projects. Time and again, I only have access to SQL Server Management Studio that I can remotely connect to server but do not have access to Operating System, and it works just fine.

At one point in optimization project, I have to decide on index filegroup placement as well TempDB files (.ldf and .mdf) placement. It is commonly known that system gives enhanced performance when index and tempdb are on separate drives than where the main database is placed.

As I do not have access to OS I use the following Stored Procedure to figure out the number of fixed drives (hard drive) a system has along with free space on each of those drives. Based on this result, I decide my strategy of where to put my indexes and tempdb.

EXEC master..xp_fixeddrives

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.sqlauthority.com)

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SQL SERVER – List All the Tables for All Databases Using System Tables

Today we will go over very simple script which will list all the tables for all the database.

sp_msforeachdb 'select "?" AS db, * from [?].sys.tables'

Update: Based on comments received below I have updated this article. Thank you to all the readers. This is good example where something small like this have good participation from readers.

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://www.SQLAuthority.com)

SQL SERVER – Find Table in Every Database of SQL Server – Part 2

Long time blog reader and SQL Server Expert Simon Worth has suggested two additional method to achieve same results as described in article SQL SERVER – Find Table in Every Database of SQL Server.

Method 1
sp_msforeachdb "SELECT '?' DatabaseName, Name FROM ?.sys.Tables WHERE Name LIKE '%address%'"

Method 2
CREATE TABLE #TableNameResults (DatabaseName VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL, TableName VARCHAR(100) NOT NULL)
INSERT INTO #TableNameResults
EXEC sp_msforeachdb "SELECT '?' DatabaseName, Name FROM ?.sys.Tables WHERE Name LIKE '%address%'"
SELECT *
FROM #TableNameResults
DROP TABLE #TableNameResults

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com), Simon Worth

SQL SERVER – Stored Procedure to Know Database Access Permission to Current User

Jr. DBA in my company only have access to the database which they need to use. Often they try to access database and if they do not have permission they face error. Jr. DBAs always check which database they have access using following system stored procedure. It is very reliable and provides accurate information.

Sytanx:
EXEC sp_MShasdbaccess
GO

ResultSet: ( I have listed only one column)
AdventureWorks
AdventureWorksDW
master
model
msdb
MyDB
ReportServer
ReportServerTempDB
tempdb

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

SQL SERVER – DBCC commands List – documented and undocumented

Database Consistency Checker (DBCC) commands can gives valuable insight into what’s going on inside SQL Server system. DBCC commands have powerful documented functions and many undocumented capabilities. Current DBCC commands are most useful for performance and troubleshooting exercises.
To learn about all the DBCC commands run following script in query analyzer.
DBCC TRACEON(2520)
DBCC HELP (‘?’)
GO
To learn about syntax of an individual DBCC command run following script in query analyzer.
DBCC HELP(<command>)
GO
Following is the list of all the DBCC commands and their syntax. List contains all documented and undocumented DBCC commands.
DBCC activecursors [(spid)]

DBCC addextendedproc (function_name, dll_name)

DBCC addinstance (objectname, instancename)

DBCC adduserobject (name)

DBCC auditevent (eventclass, eventsubclass, success, loginname
, rolename, dbusername, loginid)

DBCC autopilot (typeid, dbid, tabid, indid, pages [,flag])

DBCC balancefactor (variance_percent)

DBCC bufcount [(number_of_buffers)]

DBCC buffer ( {‘dbname’ | dbid} [, objid [, number [, printopt={0|1|2} ]
[, dirty | io | kept | rlock | ioerr | hashed ]]])

DBCC bytes ( startaddress, length )

DBCC cachestats

DBCC callfulltext

DBCC checkalloc [('database_name'[, NOINDEX | REPAIR])]
[WITH NO_INFOMSGS[, ALL_ERRORMSGS][, ESTIMATEONLY]]

DBCC checkcatalog [('database_name')] [WITH NO_INFOMSGS]

DBCC checkconstraints [( 'tab_name' | tab_id | 'constraint_name' | constraint_id )]
[WITH ALL_CONSTRAINTS | ALL_ERRORMSGS]

DBCC checkdb [('database_name'[, NOINDEX | REPAIR])]
[WITH NO_INFOMSGS[, ALL_ERRORMSGS]
[, PHYSICAL_ONLY][, ESTIMATEONLY][,DBCC TABLOCK]

DBCC checkdbts (dbid, newTimestamp)]

DBCC checkfilegroup [( [ {'filegroup_name' | filegroup_id} ]
[, NOINDEX] )] [WITH NO_INFOMSGS
[, ALL_ERRORMSGS][, PHYSICAL_ONLY][, ESTIMATEONLY][, TABLOCK]]

DBCC checkident (‘table_name’[, { NORESEED | {RESEED [, new_reseed_value] } } ] )

DBCC checkprimaryfile ( {‘FileName’} [, opt={0|1|2|3} ])

DBCC checktable (‘table_name’[, {NOINDEX | index_id | REPAIR}])
[WITH NO_INFOMSGS[, ALL_ERRORMSGS]
[, PHYSICAL_ONLY][, ESTIMATEONLY][, TABLOCK]]

DBCC cleantable (‘database_name’|database_id, ‘table_name’|table_id,[batch_size])

DBCC cacheprofile [( {actionid} [, bucketid])

DBCC clearspacecaches (‘database_name’|database_id,
‘table_name’|table_id, ‘index_name’|index_id)

DBCC collectstats (on | off)

DBCC concurrencyviolation (reset | display | startlog | stoplog)

DBCC config

DBCC cursorstats ([spid [,'clear']])

DBCC dbinfo [('dbname')]

DBCC dbrecover (dbname [, IgnoreErrors])

DBCC dbreindex (‘table_name’ [, index_name [, fillfactor ]]) [WITH NO_INFOMSGS]

DBCC dbreindexall (db_name/db_id, type_bitmap)

DBCC dbrepair (‘dbname’, DROPDB [, NOINIT])

DBCC dbtable [({'dbname' | dbid})]

DBCC debugbreak

DBCC deleteinstance (objectname, instancename)

DBCC des [( {'dbname' | dbid} [, {'objname' | objid} ])]

DBCC detachdb [( 'dbname' )]

DBCC dropcleanbuffers

DBCC dropextendedproc (function_name)

DBCC dropuserobject (‘object_name’)

DBCC dumptrigger ({‘BREAK’, {0 | 1}} | ‘DISPLAY’ | {‘SET’, exception_number}
| {‘CLEAR’, exception_number})

DBCC errorlog

DBCC extentinfo [({'database_name'| dbid | 0}
[,{'table_name' | table_id} [, {'index_name' | index_id | -1}]])]

DBCC fileheader [( {'dbname' | dbid} [, fileid])

DBCC fixallocation [({'ADD' | 'REMOVE'},
{'PAGE' | 'SINGLEPAGE' | 'EXTENT' | 'MIXEDEXTENT'}
, filenum, pagenum [, objectid, indid])

DBCC flush (‘data’ | ‘log’, dbid)

DBCC flushprocindb (database)

DBCC free dll_name (FREE)

DBCC freeproccache

dbcc freeze_io (db)

dbcc getvalue (name)

dbcc icecapquery (‘dbname’, stored_proc_name
[, #_times_to_icecap (-1 infinite, 0 turns off)])
Use ‘dbcc icecapquery (printlist)’ to see list of SP’s to profile.
Use ‘dbcc icecapquery (icecapall)’ to profile all SP’s.

dbcc incrementinstance (objectname, countername, instancename, value)

dbcc ind ( { ‘dbname’ | dbid }, { ‘objname’ | objid }, { indid | 0 | -1 | -2 } )

DBCC indexdefrag ({dbid | dbname | 0}, {tableid | tablename}, {indid |indname})

DBCC inputbuffer (spid)

DBCC invalidate_textptr (textptr)

DBCC invalidate_textptr_objid (objid)

DBCC iotrace ( { ‘dbname’ | dbid | 0 | -1 }
, { fileid | 0 }, bufsize, [ { numIOs | -1 }
[, { timeout (sec) | -1 } [, printopt={ 0 | 1 }]]] )

DBCC latch ( address [, 'owners'] [, 'stackdumps'])

DBCC lock ([{'DUMPTABLE' | 'DUMPSTATS' | 'RESETSTATS' | 'HASH'}] |
[{'STALLREPORTTHESHOLD', stallthreshold}])

DBCC lockobjectschema (‘object_name’)

DBCC log ([dbid[,{0|1|2|3|4}[,['lsn','[0x]x:y:z’]|['numrecs',num]|['xdesid','x:y']
|['extent','x:y']|['pageid','x:y']|['objid',{x,'y'}]|['logrecs',
{'lop'|op}...]|['output',x,['filename','x']]…]]])

DBCC loginfo [({'database_name' | dbid})]

DBCC matview ({‘PERSIST’ | ‘ENDPERSIST’ | ‘FREE’ | ‘USE’ | ‘ENDUSE’})

DBCC memobjlist [(memory object)]

DBCC memorymap

DBCC memorystatus

DBCC memospy

DBCC memusage ([IDS | NAMES], [Number of rows to output])

DBCC monitorevents (‘sink’ [, 'filter-expression'])

DBCC newalloc – please use checkalloc instead

DBCC no_textptr (table_id , max_inline)

DBCC opentran [({'dbname'| dbid})] [WITH TABLERESULTS[,NO_INFOMSGS]]

DBCC outputbuffer (spid)

DBCC page ( {‘dbname’ | dbid}, filenum, pagenum
[, printopt={0|1|2|3} ][, cache={0|1} ])

DBCC perflog

DBCC perfmon

DBCC pglinkage (dbid, startfile, startpg, number, printopt={0|1|2}
, targetfile, targetpg, order={1|0})

DBCC pintable (database_id, table_id)

DBCC procbuf [({'dbname' | dbid}[, {'objname' | objid}
[, nbufs[, printopt = { 0 | 1 } ]]] )]

DBCC proccache

DBCC prtipage (dbid, objid, indexid [, [{{level, 0}
| {filenum, pagenum}}] [,printopt]])

DBCC pss [(uid[, spid[, printopt = { 1 | 0 }]] )]

DBCC readpage ({ dbid, ‘dbname’ }, fileid, pageid
, formatstr [, printopt = { 0 | 1} ])

DBCC rebuild_log (dbname [, filename])

DBCC renamecolumn (object_name, old_name, new_name)

DBCC resource

DBCC row_lock (dbid, tableid, set) – Not Needed

DBCC ruleoff ({ rulenum | rulestring } [, { rulenum | rulestring } ]+)

DBCC ruleon ( rulenum | rulestring } [, { rulenum | rulestring } ]+)

DBCC setcpuweight (weight)

DBCC setinstance (objectname, countername, instancename, value)

DBCC setioweight (weight)

DBCC show_statistics (‘table_name’, ‘target_name’)

DBCC showcontig (table_id | table_name [, index_id | index_name]
[WITH FAST, ALL_INDEXES, TABLERESULTS [,ALL_LEVELS]])

DBCC showdbaffinity

DBCC showfilestats [(file_num)]

DBCC showoffrules

DBCC showonrules

DBCC showtableaffinity (table)

DBCC showtext (‘dbname’, {textpointer | {fileid, pageid, slotid[,option]}})

DBCC showweights

DBCC shrinkdatabase ({dbid | ‘dbname’}, [freespace_percentage
[, {NOTRUNCATE | TRUNCATEONLY}]])

DBCC shrinkfile ({fileid | ‘filename’}, [compress_size
[, {NOTRUNCATE | TRUNCATEONLY | EMPTYFILE}]])

DBCC sqlmgrstats

DBCC sqlperf (LOGSPACE)({IOSTATS | LRUSTATS | NETSTATS | RASTATS [, CLEAR]}
| {THREADS} | {LOGSPACE})

DBCC stackdump [( {uid[, spid[, ecid]} | {threadId, ‘THREADID’}] )]

DBCC tab ( dbid, objid )

DBCC tape_control {‘query’ | ‘release’}[,('.tape')]

DBCC tec [( uid[, spid[, ecid]] )]

DBCC textall [({'database_name'|database_id}[, 'FULL' | FAST] )]

DBCC textalloc ({‘table_name’|table_id}[, 'FULL' | FAST])

DBCC thaw_io (db)

DBCC traceoff [( tracenum [, tracenum ... ] )]

DBCC traceon [( tracenum [, tracenum ... ] )]

DBCC tracestatus (trace# [, ...trace#])

DBCC unpintable (dbid, table_id)

DBCC updateusage ({‘database_name’| 0} [, 'table_name' [, index_id]])
[WITH [NO_INFOMSGS] [,] COUNT_ROWS]

DBCC upgradedb (db) DBCC usagegovernor (command, value)

DBCC useplan [(number_of_plan)]

DBCC useroptions DBCC wakeup (spid)

DBCC writepage ({ dbid, ‘dbname’ }, fileid, pageid, offset, length, data)

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com) , BOL, Extreme Expert

SQL SERVER – 2005 – List all the database

List all the database on SQL Servers.
All the following Stored Procedure list all the Databases on Server.

I personally use EXEC sp_databases because it gives the same results as other but it is self explaining.
----SQL SERVER 2005 System Procedures
EXEC sp_databases
EXEC sp_helpdb
----SQL 2000 Method still works in SQL Server 2005
SELECT name
FROM sys.databases
SELECT name
FROM sys.sysdatabases
----SQL SERVER Un-Documented Procedure
EXEC sp_msForEachDB 'PRINT ''?'''

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)