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Applications of XP_ DISKSPACE

The application that seems to be the most obvious is to have a job checking the free space, every amount of time and emailing the SysAdmin if it goes below a certain space, considered safe. In this example, the job will execute every 5 minutes and email the SysAdmin if the free space is less than 10 gigabytes.

The job is named “check disk space”:

DECLARE @SpaceLeft int
EXEC master..XP_DISKSPACE 'C:', @SpaceLeft OUTPUT
IF @SpaceLeft<=(10*1024)
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 under 10 Gb', @Body='Check server because the free space is under 10 Gb'

The code will check for the free space on disk and email the Sysadmin if this value is less than 10 gigabytes.


The above book excerpt is from:

Super SQL Server Systems
Turbocharge Database Performance with C++ External Procedures

ISBN: 0-9761573-2-2
Joseph Gama, P. J. Naughter

 http://www.rampant-books.com/book_2005_2_sql_server_external_procedures.htm  

   

 

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