The Multifunctioning DBA

Aug 16 2012   3:08PM GMT

Easy way to find bytes per cluster on your disk



Posted by: Colin Smith
Tags:
Administration
Data Files
Database Administration
Disk Performance

I recently learned a new windows command that is not the most intuitive, but it is nice.  I know that when I get a server and I am told that all my volumes are ready to go for SQL Server, I want to make sure that I have a 64K block. This command makes it easy to verify.

 

fsutil fsinfo ntfsinfo <path>

 

That is it. Really simple but not the most intuitive. Here are the results.

 

FSUTIL

fsutil example. Only 4k blocks on my c: drive

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