7
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1answer
120 views

Lower performance on newest servers

We have several db servers on production, 4 of them with very similar hardware configuration. Dell PowerEdge R620, only difference is that 2 newest ones (bought and configured 3 months ago) have RAID ...
2
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1answer
97 views

SQL Server - Data and Log Separation

We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 which has, among others, a 12K RPM HDD and a 7.2K RPM HDD. The original intention was to store the data files on the 12K drive and the log files on the 7.2K drive, as is ...
5
votes
1answer
628 views

Optimum configuration for 4 SSD drives

I would like to move a SQL Server database from a shared configuration with the web-server to it's own dedicated box. My current budget will allow me to put 4 disks together in an array with a single ...
8
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2answers
1k views

More CPU cores vs faster disks

I'm part of a small company so as usual covering a number of different roles. The latest of which is procuring a dedicated SQL Server box for our .NET web app. We've been quoted on a dual Xeon E5-2620 ...
5
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2answers
1k views

MySQL replication: most important config parameters for performance on slave server?

I'm setting up a mysql master-slave configuration, where slave is located on a much weaker sever. Since, if I understand correctly, slave only works on updates/inserts, what are the most critical ...
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2answers
193 views

Multiple database servers for performance vs failover

If I have two database servers, and I am looking for maximum performance vs high-availability, what configuration would be best? Assuming the architecture is two load-balanced web/app servers in ...
5
votes
1answer
381 views

PostgreSQL: Recommendation size for shared_buffers

I am rather new to PostgreSQL. I started migrating some MySQL databases to PostgreSQL one month ago. I am looking for help about the proper memory values for the configuration file. Currently, I ...
0
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0answers
141 views

Please help configure my Mysql for 12GB 4cores server

I use a dedicated server with 12GB memory and 4 core CPU with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64). This not just a database server. MySQL appears to be restarting frequently, I think I can tune the config to ...
2
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2answers
150 views

MySQL Server Config, Small Timeframe, Extreme Usage-Scenario

I want to configure a MySQL server for the following scenario. A large amount of users will need to sign up for a university course selecting individual "timeslots". The signup page will open at a ...
3
votes
1answer
370 views

Optimization around static cursor use

I'm currently in-house support for a vendor-supplied application which uses static cursors to crawl through a list of data. I've leaned on the vendor as much as I can to fix their cursor use with no ...
15
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5answers
4k views

Why are periodic restarts required to keep my instance performing well?

We've got a production DB server on SQL 2005. Everything runs normally for a while, but after a couple weeks we see a notable performance drop. Only restarting SQL Server brings performance back to ...
2
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2answers
254 views

Differences between development and live database setups

I was wondering if there are any best practice recommendations on setting up databases in a dev environment versus a live environment with regards to configuration. Should they be as similar as ...