Displaying the Sizes of Your SQL Server's Database's Tables

March 29, 2006

[From 4GuysFromRolla.com]

In my day-to-day work as a writer, trainer, and consultant, I usually wear the ASP.NET developer hat, focusing on designing the middle-tier and front-end portions of ASP.NET applications with my exposure to the database usually being limited to data modeling and writing queries/stored procedures to access the data. The typical DBA activities - creating indexes, doing consistency checks, backing up the database, and so on - have always been someone else's responsibility. Over the past several months, however, I've been taking a more active role in the DBA side of things for a decent sized database, one with over 200 tables, close to 500 stored procedures, and chewing through a few gigabytes of disk space.

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