Turn off AutoShrink on databases via powershell

Easy peasy script to turn off AutoShrink on all databases.  I’ll let Paul Randal do the talking as to why you shouldn’t have autoshrink turned on.

Import-Module sqlps -DisableNameChecking

$ignoreDBs = @('IgnoreDB')

try{
    gc -Path 'c:\Servers.txt' | %{
        $srv = New-Object Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.Server $_
        $srv.Databases | where{-not $_.IsSystemObject -and $_.Name -notin $ignoreDBs} | %{
            if($_.AutoShrink -eq $true){
                $_.AutoShrink = $false
                $_.Alter();
            }
        }        
    }
}
catch{
    $srvName
    $_ | fl -Force
}
finally{

}
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2 Comments on “Turn off AutoShrink on databases via powershell

  1. This is a great idea but the script doesn’t appear to work:

    You must provide a value expression on the right-hand side of the ‘-‘ operator.
    At C:\scripts\Turnoffautoshrink.ps1:8 char:69
    + $srv.Databases | where{-not $_.IsSystemObject -and $_.Name – <<<< notin $ignoreDBs} | %{
    + CategoryInfo : ParserError: (:) [], ParseException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ExpectedValueExpression

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