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List sizes of MySQL databases

Do you wonder which databases are actually taking up how much space but only have one huge ibdata1 in your /var/lib/mysql and the directories inside your mysql data directory don't represent the actual database sizes? This is for you!

Run from a mysql root console:

SELECT table_schema AS "Database name", SUM(data_length + index_length) / 1024 / 1024 AS "Size (MB)" FROM information_schema.TABLES GROUP BY table_schema;

This will get you a result like the following:

+----------------------+--------------+ | Database name | Size (MB) | +----------------------+--------------+ | information_schema | 0.00781250 | | mysql | 0.61204815 | | project1_development | 281.59375000 | | project1_test | 7.29687500 | | project2_development | 2.65625000 | | project2_test | 0.15625000 | +----------------------+--------------+

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Arne Hartherz
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over 6 years ago
by Arne Hartherz
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