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Posted - 08/17/2004 :  04:20:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
hy everybody,

I have a 12 gb database. It is configured to automaticaly grow in blocks of 250 MB.
The avaible space at the E.M. DB is 0.0 MB. but the HD free space is 13GB.
I've tryed to check the DB wiht the CHECKDATABASE command and all was right.
I've also forced the DB size to 13 GB.
Doing that the avaible space contiunes to 0.0 MB but the allocated space shows 1 GB avaible.
After that I can work for a time until a srink operation is made, which return me to the original situation.

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Posted - 08/17/2004 :  12:07:51  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
So you do have free space in the MDF file? You can view it with sp_spaceused.

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Posted - 08/20/2004 :  01:49:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got unallocated space returned in negative value.
But I've used (sp_spaceused @updateusage = true) and then all has functioned correctly.

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