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Single Virtual Drive Vs Multiple Virtual Drives for SQL Server files

Hi guys I have question about how two different Hard disk setups can possibly affect performance of my database. I have two Options. Option 1: One Physical Harddisk and then Multiple Virtual hard ...
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Looking for good, but quick references for underlying OS concepts related to SQLOS (Memory Access, Scheduling, etc…)? [closed]

Looking for good, but quick references for underlying OS concepts related to SQLOS (Memory Access, Scheduling, etc...)? I am researching SQLOS and how threads and scheduling are handled, but I would ...
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sql server disk I/o question [closed]

I have a question on disks. How much I/O can a normal disk and a SAN disk can handle? I have heard about SAN disks should be able to handle upto 200-300 mb/sec, how much does a normal disk can handle ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 minimum RAID/Disk config

I want to take advantage of the great price/performance offered by the new Intel E5-2620 (v2) machines being offered by some dedicated server webhosts. Unfortunately most of these E5-2620v2 dedicated ...
2
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1answer
129 views

SQL Server data files and RAID

I have a server with a RAID1 volume (OS + apps) and a RAID10 volume (database). The RAID10 volume has 6 physical disks. Should I split the SQL Server database into 6 datafiles (one for each physical ...
2
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1answer
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TempDB on Solid State Drives on SQL Server Cluster

Can solid state drives be used for the TempDB on a SQL Server failover cluster if they are local drive on both machines? It is supported in 2012 but our cluster is a SQL 2005. The application that it ...
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1answer
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Help with Cybernetics SAN Configuration

There are tons of articles out there recommending RAID/ LUN/ drive configurations for SQL Servers, but most leave me still questioning as they usually state "it depends" and for this reason I'd like ...
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SQL Server not using all CPU cores/threads

After upgrading our SQL Server's hardware, we noticed in the Windows Task Manager that the SQL instance is only using half of the threads available to it: . The server has the following hardware ...
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1answer
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Large table and poor performance - what to do next?

We have a Windows 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 R2 (Standard) server that is used to host a single database. The database itself mainly consists of a single large table containing both live and historical ...
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general memory requirements for sql server 2008 r2

I'm not experienced with DBA work, but I'm trying to make a case for requesting additional resources for our sql server and was hoping I could get some smart folks to provide a rough rough estimate of ...
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1answer
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SQL Server not using available memory

SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows 2008R2 Enterprise Server has over 300 GB of memory but total memory use in control panel never goes over 86 GB Have SQL configured to use ...
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1answer
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Strange behaviour DBCC Shrinkfile

I am attempting to run a dbcc shrinkfile in chunks of 1GB against a database where 95% of the data has been archived and deleted. I'm leaft with a 235GB file where 9GB is data/indexes. I want to ...
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1answer
654 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 ...
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2answers
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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 ...
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1answer
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SQL Server 2012 Availability group disk configuration options

Background I am quite far into the process of setting up a 2 server SQL Server 2012 Always on availability cluster to provide redundancy with a readable secondary replica of all our databases. Since ...
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6answers
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Optimal drive configuration for SQL Server 2008R2

I have a fairly busy database server running SQL Server 2008 R2 that has the following setup: SATA RAID 1 (2 Drives) - OS / Programs SAS RAID 10 (4 Drives) - Sql Database Files (data and logs) SAS ...
8
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1answer
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Strategies for organising SQL Server with large amount of RAM

We now have a new server for our DB and amongst other things we have 128GB of RAM available (previously I had 16GB) . I know SQL Server is very good at managing it's resources, but I was wondering if ...
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What utilities can I use to simulate I/O load for a DB restore and DBCC check?

I'm trying to figure out the peak load I can sustain on new hardware I procured for validating backups and performing DBCC checks. I've been using Crystal Diskmark to get throughput stats which helped ...
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SAN block size for SQL Server on 4KB NTFS

A potential customer wants to evaluate our storage system. They run Windows 2008R2 x64 with 4KB NTFS on a virtual test machine they've sent us. They did not seem to know this at hand, so I think it's ...
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1answer
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Why don't SQL Server queries use more than 7MB/sec of disk I/O

I have an SSD that, using IOmeter test, shows performance over 200MB/s. However when I run any SQL query from local machine the windows resource monitor never shows disk IO above 7MB/sec. This holds ...
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1answer
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SQL Server recommended MAXDOP settings for NUMA

I have an OLTP SQL Database running on SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition that may be fairly busy (5000 batches/sec) in next couple of months after going live production. Looking into server configuration ...
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1answer
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Is 2.23 mbs/sec for 8k random writes slow? [closed]

I have recently ran some hard drive benchmarks on one of my servers follow Brent Ozar's blog. For the random writes test, i got 86.52 ios/sec and 2.23mbs/sec. I am not a hardware person, and my sys ...
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1answer
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Hard Drive Configuration for my setup

I have a fairly large transactional database (100GB) with a lot of users. The database access is solely via stored procs that make heavy use of temp tables, table variables, cursors and other fun ...
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Custom SQL Server Computer Build

I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I'm a user at StackOverflow, and when I perused the StackExchange websites, this was the best match I could find. So, if I've posted in the wrong ...
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Is there a performance benefit to placing transaction log files on a separate drive?

There are many blog posts and best practice articles extolling the virtues of placing the SQL Server data file on one hard drive and the transaction log on another. The reason given is that that the ...