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Get MS SQL Server to release disk space

A poorly managed database table has grown to be enormous. 48+gigs of orphan records. I am trying to clean it up and put my dangerously full hard drive back to a normal state. I will be deleting approx ...
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Measure the size of a PostgreSQL table row

I have a PostgreSQL table. select * is very slow whereas select id is nice and quick. I think it may be that the size of the row is very large and it's taking a while to transport, or it may be some ...
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SQL Server 2012 enlarge database space

I tried to enlarge a database size of database instance on my SQL Server 2012. I manually added a new .MDF file under database instance After restart on shrink database dialog I can see available ...
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Analyse and report disk usage growth historically

Is it possible to use historic information to show disk usage growth? I haven't keep much in the way of database setup and disk usage information. So I can't say how much disk growth has occurred in ...
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VACUUM returning disk space to operating system

VACUUM usually does not return disk space to operating system, except in some special cases. From the docs: The standard form of VACUUM removes dead row versions in tables and indexes and marks ...
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Monitoring free space in SQL Server data files

I have manually resized mdf/ndf files to a big size to avoid autogrow operations on SQL Server databases. Since the files are bigger there is very little free space on disk partitions and the ...
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What causes disk space growth from Informatica load onto SQL Server?

We've been dealing with huge disk growth on SQL Server from Informatica. After the load, the database grows to 2.4TB. After the database shrink, it goes to 1.05TB. What could likely cause this to ...
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Instance consuming large amount of disk space

I have an environment that is Microsoft Server 2000 and Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The database has a file size of 112 GB. The total size of the disk is 122GB. For some reason in less than a few ...
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Postgres: check disk space taken by materialized view?

I know how to check the size of indexes and tables in Postgres (I'm using version 9.4): SELECT relname AS objectname, relkind AS objecttype, reltuples AS "#entries", ...
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DB disk space requirements comparision between MySQL versions

I have 2 labs where MySQL is installed. DataBases are created and deleted dynamically by certain internal processes. InnoDB is the Engine used. In one lab, MySQL version 5.0.77 is installed. The DB ...
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Alter column opreation failed due to disk space in SQL Server

When i apply alter column on table, it full log file and disk too, and fails alter operation. Why this happened even table size is less than free disk? Can anyone please suggest a way to complete this ...
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DB2 Indexes are taking very large size on disk space

I have huge table in DB with estimated size 7 GB (I saw that using DB2CC and did the action Estimate Size for that Table). In estimate size dialog I noticed that two of my indexes for that table ...
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How do completely empty columns in a large table affect performance?

I have 400 million rows in a Postgres db, and the table has 18 columns: id serial NOT NULL, a integer, b integer, c integer, d smallint, e timestamp without time zone, f smallint, g timestamp without ...
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How calculate per tenant disk usage in a multitenant database with tenant_id columns?

I would like to provide forum hosting as a service, for forum software I'm developing. The data is stored in a PostgreSQL database, in tables with a forum_id column. That is, all forums share the same ...
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Moving data from table with VARCHAR(50) fields to table with numeric fields increases table size

I want to understand why migrating data in a table with all VARCHAR(50) fields to a table with optimized smaller types caused the new table (containing 61,065,164 rows) to be 4.46 GB, which is larger ...
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What effect will reducing the size of a varchar column have on the database file?

We have a number of tables in our database that have VARCHAR(MAX) columns where a VARCHAR(500) (or something much smaller than max) will suffice. Naturally I want to clean these up, and get the sizes ...
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PostgreSQL: Foreign key on string column

I'm currently in a process of redesigning a legacy database. One of the tables primary key is a varchar(254). I need to create a table relating to it. So for example: create table "Item" ( ...
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Will reindexing use the empty space or just grow table?

I have a table which is 170 GB and it has 98 GB of free/empty space. The free space was created by a massive deletion. If I run DBCC REINDEX or ALTER INDEX REBUILD, will the index use that free space ...
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Disk Space usage

Is there a way i can get a report or create a custom report in sql server 2012 which can update me with disk space available & actual disk space for listed drives twice or once a day. I need this ...
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reporting space consumption to files in filegroup - how to reverse-engineer the algorithm spreading data across files

I would like to know how to calculate the distribution of data consumed per file in a filegroup, back to the index (HEAP, CLUSTERED, NONCLUSTERED) storing it. My intention is to define which I/O goes ...
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MongoDB - real disk usage is LOWER than dbStats.storageFile

I'm a bit surprised by what I observe in my mongo server, so I would like to know if anybody understand how this is possible. I have one collection of around 15K documents. For each of them, I store ...
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Releasing Free Space

I am running a rather large database on SQL Server 2008 R2 Express. Recently I hit the 10GB limit, so the system would not allow me to create anymore objects, ect.. I have archived off a very large ...
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space usage on sys.allocation_units and sp_spaceused

It is a known fact that the DMVs dont hold accurate information regarding number of pages and count of rows. However, when you have the stats updated, I can't see why they wouldn't. I am working on a ...
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Freeing disk space after dropped database

I'm working on a dev system, and I have been restoring to a database, say "foo", that I'm using for dev purposes. As I'm working through the kinks, I've just been running DROP DATABASE foo. However, I ...
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Is it normal for tempdb to not give up disk space when it releases things?

So my tempdb is getting huge. Like 200+ GB. USE tempdb GO EXEC sp_spaceused database_name database_size unallocated space tempdb 211668.88 MB 206803.45 MB It's using a SIMPLE ...
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EMStagePatches_$ORACLE_SID is using up space

We have this directory: $ORACLE_HOME/EMStagePatches_$ORACLE_SID We are running out of space and this directory is using up a lot of space. Is it safe to delete it? I think it is something to do ...
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Workaround to avoid read-only table locking during execution of MySql OPTIMIZE command

We need to optimize a large table (on a weekly basis) in order to reclaim disk space, since records are being deleted regularly from the table. The table in question is an InnoDB table and the ...
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increasing disk space for mysql data volume

I have a master mysql server which has approached 80% of the available disk space. Total disk space size is 200GB. Though, it's not an immediate concern but I have to deal with at some point soon. the ...
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Disk space recovery on Mongodb replicaset secondaries

Is it possible to recover disk space on replica set secondaries based on the results of a repairDatabase call performed on a primary? I can't seem to locate anything that would work short of bringing ...
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How to delete a Backup from a backup set in SQL Server 2008 R2

The title pretty much sums it up. We are running out of space on our backup disks, and need to remove old backups out of the set. I can't seem to find any information on this.
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For alignment optimized table is bigger than original table - why?

In another question I learned that I should optimize the layout from one of my tables to save space and have better performance. I did this, but ended up with a larger table than before and ...
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postgresql 9.1 failed insert occupies increasing disk space

I have a postgresql 9.1 installation where the available disk space is very low (20Gb) however there is only one client that inserts data in various tables (typically one entry every few minutes) and ...
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How do databases deal with file system fragmentation?

Especially analytic databases that try to optimize for queries that scan large portions of tables instead of randomly accessing specific rows. For example Redshift has a concept of a sort key that, ...
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Log File Management - Space on Disk

At our organisation we have several non-Production environments where Developers run free and wild with TSQL code and databases. The DBA team do not normally monitor or maintain them. Recently several ...
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Detailed optimal column order with large text and bytea

I read this excellent answer on optimal column ordering and noticed the summation: Generally speaking, if you put the 8-byte-types first then the 4-byte-types and the 2-byte-types last you can't ...
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How do I track why my SQL Azure occupied space pulsates?

This is inspired by this StackOverflow question. I have this code: SELECT CONVERT(INT, SUM(reserved_page_count) * 8 / 1024) FROM sys.dm_db_partition_stats for detecting database space consumption ...
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Is DBCC SHOWFILESTATS an accurate way to see unused space?

We have a few tables each with near 100 million rows of data. A co-worker has these tables setup with partitions based on a date field. Our disk space is starting to run low and knowing that ...
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Character varying index overhead & length limit

I have a unique constraint on a character varying column that will mostly have lengths of approximately 600 but could get to 10 million. I have read about B-Trees, but I can't determine how much disk ...
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How do I shrink the innodb file ibdata1 without dumping all databases?

InnoDB stores all tables in one big file ibdata1. After dropping a big table, the file is keeping its size no matter how big the table was. How can I shrink that file without having to dump and ...
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Backup failed due to lack of hard drive space…how?

I had a maintenance plan fail last night (runs daily) for the first time in ages. The following is the specific error I received, minus the actual database name: Extend Disk Backup: failure on ...
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Postgres: missing disk space after truncate and re-insert

We've got a IP address range dataset stored in a table that was truncated and then re-populated with a slightly modified version of the dataset (almost identical in size). However, after truncating ...
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Huge MSDB database

I have a very large MSDB database and have been working on clearing this out and setting up maintenance tasks - something my predecessor should have done years ago! So far I've managed to truncate ...
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what is better in terms of allocated space in Oracle Tables: NUMBER or BINARY_FLOAT?

I have a 10 billion records table so I need to improve space allocation. My table has only fields of type floating point (single-precision). What is the best choice, NUMBER or BINARY_FLOAT or ...
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Is there a program I can use to redistribute DB files across multiple volumes efficiently?

I'm working with a VLDB instance with over 60 DBs and close to 200 DB files, allocated over nearly 20 volumes. The instance is a Dev server getting periodic restores from a production instance with a ...
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Free space from image column after update

I'm doing some cleanup on one of our database for development purposes on a test server. There are a couple of tables with one IMAGE column. Both tables take roughly 50Gb of space, being the image ...
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How to Recover an InnoDB table whose files were moved around

So I have a test db server that was setup on a replication stream. Over the name an optimize came through that quickly filled up the space on the slaves datadir. Mysql dutifully was just waiting for ...
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How big can innodb_doublewrite_file grow?

When I use the enable innodb_doublewrite_file ... How big can this file grow ? How can I calculate the optimal disk size, if it would be used only for this file?
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MySQL Space efficient way of storing indexed key-value pairs associated with table

We're storing transactions in an accounting system using two tables, one contains the general description of the particular transaction (the other contains the entries, one for each account - which ...
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How can I calculate database disk usage in Oracle? [duplicate]

I'd like to get the real disk usage of a database, i.e. the amount of megabytes or gigabytes (could be any) that the tables use with all of their respective rows.
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1 time shrink of abused databse or restore from backup [duplicate]

I have a database that I have inherited which has been left for a long time to grow and grow. 95% of this growth is caused by 1 log table used by our application. The database is 120GB and in full ...