I can't find exact answer on my question. When i right click on any database in SSMS, i see "Space available parameter". Is this free space in mdf file only or it include transaction log file too (free space in mdf + ldf files together)? Thanks
I asked because ... I have a table (size about 450GB with 5 millions rows) with LOB data. Application support delivered this script to delete some rows (should delete about 300K rows).
declare @cnt int; declare @cnt_total int = 0; set nocount off while 1 = 1 begin delete top(5000) -- PARAM BATCH_SIZE from fw.fw_o_clob where DT_TEC_CREATED < '2019-01-01T00:00:00.0000000' AND ID_CLOB <> -1 ; set @cnt = @@ROWCOUNT; set @cnt_total += @cnt; if @cnt = 0 break; end; print concat('Total ', @cnt_total, ' rows deleted.'); go
But when we run this, "Size DB" started growing (info from properties) - this is OK, because transaction log started growing but what is interesting "Space available" was getting smaller and smaller so we canceled it. Can someone explain me why? Thanks