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Capacity planning and growth estimation

Posted on 2006-05-03
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1) We are having SQL Server 2000 hosted on Windows 2000 server.

2) Can you elaborate on different ways to do Capacity planning and growth estimation for an SQL Server database i.e. each individual object, the main ones being tables and indexes.

3) In oracle & db2, we have it from built-in/third party tools GUI, formulas, average free space in block/page, average no. of rows & their increment in a specified interval.

4) Please post links or mail docs to {email address removed by Callandor} if it is difficult to fit here.
Question by:k_murli_krishna
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by:Aneesh Retnakaran
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you can use sp_spaceUsed 'objectName'

This example reports the amount of space allocated (reserved) for the titles table, the amount used for data, the amount used for index(es), and the unused space reserved by database objects.

USE pubs
EXEC sp_spaceused 'titles'
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