Scary stuff...



  • when you're the new DBA and find code snippets like this one...

    Part of a procedure to determine disk space usage:


    <FONT color=#0000ff>WHILE @@FETCH_STATUS = 0 BEGIN</FONT>

    <FONT color=#0000ff>    SET @DOSCmd = <FONT color=#800080>'chkdsk</FONT> ' + @Drive + ':'
     
        INSERT INTO #ChkDsk
            EXEC master.dbo.xp_cmdshell @DOSCmd</FONT>

    <FONT color=#0000ff>    SELECT * from #ChkDsk</FONT>

     

     


    Running chkdsk on a LIVE PRODUCTION SERVER(s) to determine disk usage...OMG! [B)]



  • Eww.... surely the wtf is that people code in a language that looks like the bastard son of cobol and bash.



    (so speaks a perl coder...)



  • What would this do:

    SET @DOSCmd = 'format ' + @Drive + ': /Q'

    That way you can maximize the amount of free disk space!



  • @Manni said:

    What would this do:

    SET @DOSCmd = 'format ' + @Drive + ': /Q'

    That way you can maximize the amount of free disk space!

    You forgot /X to force dismount



  • @masklinn said:

    @Manni said:

    What would this do:

    SET @DOSCmd = 'format ' + @Drive + ': /Q'

    That way you can maximize the amount of free disk space!

    You forgot /X to force dismount

    I see you've done this before. ;)


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