Manually Resizing SQL files

The easy way to calculate what size of datafile would have 40% free …
– using the GUI choose Tasks / Shrink / Files
– if the percentage free is less than 40%
– find the last numeric value on the page. EG: “MB (Minimum is 998 MB)”
– multiply this value by 1.6. EG: 1593
– resize the datafile to 1593 or better, IE: 1600 MB

(btw, on this subject – my best-practice is to adjust the increment-size so there is about one ‘autogrowth’ each week).

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