Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Send email notification when free disk space is low

Powershell script that detects local disk drives with less free space than specified value and sends email notifications (I can't recall where I got the following script. It was probably written by a SQL Server admin).

# Get SMTP server info
$smtp=new-object Net.Mail.SmtpClient("myEmailServer.myDomain.com")

# Set thresholds in GB for C: drive and other drives

# Replace settings below with your e-mails

# -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

# Get server name
$hostname=Get-WMIObject Win32_ComputerSystem | Select-Object -ExpandProperty name

# Get all drives with free space less than a threshold, while excluding System Volumes
$Results = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume -Filter "SystemVolume='False' AND DriveType=3" | Where-Object {($_.FreeSpace/1GB –lt  $driveCthreshold –and $_.DriveLetter -eq "C:") –or ($_.FreeSpace/1GB –lt  $threshold –and $_.DriveLetter -ne "C:" )}

If ( ($Results | measure).Count -gt 0 ) 
    ForEach ($Result In $Results)
        $drive = $Result.DriveLetter
        $space = $Result.FreeSpace
        $thresh = if($drive -eq 'C:'){$driveCthreshold} else {$threshold}

        # Send e-mail if the free space is less than threshold parameter 
           # E-mail subject
           "Disk $drive on $hostname has less than $thresh GB of free space left ",
           # E-mail body 
           ("{0:N0}" -f [math]::truncate($space/1MB))+" MB"

Monday, August 20, 2018

ASP.NET MVC - Handle binary or byte arrays as in file download

In ASP.NET MVC, downloading a file over http has been simplified and is user-friendly. The following code streams byte arrays to browser in two ways. GetFile would prompt for user dialog for choice as to Open or Save. OpenFile would try to stream the byte array content and render it in browser directly (pdf, etc). The sample code assumes that db.Binaries entity already has properties, such as BinaryData, MimeType and FileName, etc.
pulic FileContentResult GetFile(int id)
  var binary = db.Binaries.Find(id);
  if (binary == null)
    return null;
  byte[] binaryData = binary.BinaryData;
  string mimeType = binary.MimeType;
  string fileName = binary.FileName;

  return File(binaryData, mimeType, fileName);

public ActionResult OpenFile(int id)
  var binary = db.Binaries.Find(id);
  if (binary == null)
    return null;
  var contentDisposition = new System.Net.Mime.ContentDisposition
    FileName = binary.FileName, Inline = false
  Response.AddHeader("Content-Disposition", "inline; filename=" + binary.FileName);
  return File(binary.BinaryData, binary.MimeType);

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Maximum Request Length Exceeded - ASP.NET

When uploading or downloading a large amount of content, ASP.NET may need some request length adjustments in the web.config file. Example below would allow a request to continue for maximum of 3600 seconds (1 hour) and 1 GB of content.

    <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.5" executionTimeout="3600" maxRequestLength="1048576" />
        <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength="1073741824" /> <!-- 1 GB in bytes -->

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

SQL Server Database and Log File Details

Quick way to retrieve a database and its log file size, etc...

/*-- Get all databases' mdf and ldf info, including logical names --*/

/*-- Get mdf info (more detail) -- */

/*-- Get mdf info (less detail)  --*/

/*-- Get database info -- */
EXEC sp_helpdb

/*-- Get database info (mdf and ldf), including logical names --*/
EXEC sp_helpdb @dbname = N'Northwind'