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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 ...
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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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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I am attempting to run a dbcc shrinkfile in chunks of 1GB against a database where 95% of the data has been archived and deleted.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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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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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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consequences of using “innodb_flush_method = O_DIRECT” without having a battery backed write cache? or on a KVM guest?

Mysql 5.5.29 Innodb- 128GB Ram - 32 cores - Raid 10 SSD. Our server which is a dedicated KVM guest on a 'baremetal' is hosting our heavy read-write DB server. Everything is file-per-table. ...