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February 12, 2013

Get VLF Counts for all Databases using Powershell

by Scott Newman

Quick script (as always) to get the vlf counts for all your databases via powershell.  Bit of a misnomer though, it just executes the sql for each database.  AFAIK, there is no mechanism in SMO to retrieve the vlf count directly.  This uses SQLPSX

	[string]$serverName = "ServerName"
Import-Module SqlServer

$outputs = @();
$qry = @"

$server = Get-SqlServer -sqlserver $serverName
$dbs = Get-SqlDatabase -sqlserver $server | where{$_.IsSystemObject -ne $true}
foreach($db in $dbs)
	$res = Get-SqlData -dbname $ -sqlserver $server -qry $qry
	$output = New-Object -TypeName PSObject -Property @{
		DatabaseName = $db.Name
		VLFCount = $res.Count
	$outputs += $output
$outputs | Format-Table -AutoSize
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