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SQL Server backup/restore between systems with different storage sector sizes

We have a system where we create template databases and back them up and distribute them to customers. We recently upgraded our 'build' server to use SSD with a 512 sector size and received an error ...
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SQL Server 2012 Express fails at repair install, produces error 5178

My SQL Server Express Service will not start up. To produce this problem, I basically cloned my old hard drive (Which had SQL Server Express 2012 installed) to a new hard drive (Seagate Momentus XT ...
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Change drive letter (which contains system dbs)

Is it possible to safely change the drive letter for a volume which holds only system databases? What precautions should be taken and how should it be done? I know I can just go to computer ...
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Splitting TempDB into multiples files equal to number of CPUs

The article SQL Server tempdb Best Practices Increase Performance suggests that I should split tempdb into a number of files equal to the number of cores. So for 4 cores you get 4 files. By ...
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Help me choose a RAID level combination for a SQL Server 2008 instance

I am going to rebuild one IBM 3400 server from scratch. This server is dedicated to a SQL Server 2008 instance running on Windows 2008 R2. I am going to make new RAID configuration. I have 6 SCSI ...
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SQL Server: filegroup for system tables only?

One of our corporate standards to is have a separate filegroup/file for user tables/indexes. This is set as the default so no need to qualify CREATE TABLE statements. So it looks like this fileid ...