Determine database size

Determine database size and free space.

This script reports the following:

  • the names of all tablespaces
  • the datafiles and locations that are associated with the tablespaces
  • the size of each tablespace
  • the amount of used and free space in each tablespace (which is also represented as a percentage)

It has been tested on versions 8 and up. Log in as a user with DBA privileges or as SYS or SYSTEM to run this script.

 declare dbname VARCHAR2(8); CURSOR c1 IS SELECT tablespace_name, file_id, max(bytes) largeextent, sum(bytes) totalfreespace FROM sys.dba_free_space GROUP BY tablespace_name, file_id ORDER BY tablespace_name, file_id; CURSOR c2 (fileid INTEGER) IS SELECT name, bytes FROM v$datafile WHERE file# = fileid; BEGIN SELECT name INTO dbname FROM v$database; DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE(''); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Space Report for Database '||dbname); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('-----------------------------------'); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE(''); FOR rec1 IN c1 LOOP DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Tablespace Name: '||rec1.tablespace_name); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE(''); FOR rec2 IN c2 (rec1.file_id) LOOP DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Data File Name: ' ||; DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Total File Size (MB): ' ||ROUND(rec2.bytes/1024/1024,0)); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Free Space in File (MB): ' ||ROUND(rec1.totalfreespace/1024/1024,0)); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('% Free Space in File: ' ||ROUND (((rec1.totalfreespace/rec2.bytes)* 100),0)||'%'); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE('Largest Extent (MB): ' ||ROUND(rec1.largeextent/1024/1024,0)); DBMS_OUTPUT.PUT_LINE(''); END LOOP; END LOOP; END; /


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This was first published in October 2003

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