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SQL Server storage limits on Azure

Looking at SQL Server maximum capacity limits on here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143432(v=sql.120).aspx Database size can be as big as 524,272 terabytes. Here, you could see VM size ...
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Data mirroring suggestions

On my test environment, I have a SQL 2012 2-node physical cluster that accesses a common iSCSI storage on a separate Windows Server 2012 box. What options are there if I want to backup this storage to ...
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How to use Blob Storage as shared storage in a Windows Azure Failover Cluster?

In the context of SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, is it possible to make Azure Blob storage available to a SQL Failover cluster directly as a shared SCSI resource on a Windows Cluster composed on ...
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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 ...
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Allocating Filegroups and Storage

I have upto 10 databases running on a single SQL Server instance on a single server. I have read about best practice for storage and concluded the following... 1) Transaction Log on own RAID array ...
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What is a Scalable Storage Mechanism for large TTL data collections

We currently have a legacy webservice that stores each xml request/response in Sql Server. The data only needs to persist for 3 days before it is considered expired. Sql Server is not good at deleting ...
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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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always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
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Multiple SQL Server data files on same SAN disk

I'm currently in the process of creating a new database, and have previously only ever used a single data file and a single log file. I've done some research online regarding the benefits of multiple ...
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Stop SQL Server service(s) before defragmenting drive?

Our production SQL Server 2005 database's data files live on a separate physical drive, which Microsoft Windows 2003's Disk Defragmenter tool reports as 99% fragmented. We scheduled a task to ...
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SQL Server - Separating data, log, and TempDB files on a SAN

I have a SQL Server connected to a SAN. Our new storage vendor recommends that all LUNs span the entire disk array, which is RAID5. I would normally request 3 separate LUNs (data, log, and TempDB) ...
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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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How to prevent SQL Server database server from running out of disk space?

What are the best preventive approaches that we can do to prevent the SQL Server database server from running out of disk space ? Is there a way to set the maximum database file size (both the ...
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How to determine the read / write ratio of your server?

When looking at the read / write ratio of your server would you look at the NUMBER of reads and writes or the number of BYTES read and written? For example, consider the following numbers from ...
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Can I see the RAID group name for my SQL Server Database files?

Is it possible to see the RAID group name that my database (and log) files are sitting on, in one of the DMVs (or some other system table) ?
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Query to check where database growth was?

I have a database that grew very significantly overnight and I'd like to find out why. I've restored yesterdays backup to another location. Is there a query I can run to query the size of tables or ...
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Enumerate drives available to SQL Server

I'm trying to work out a way of listing the drives that a particular instance of SQL Server is "aware" of, and understand the process. I can run EXEC master..xp_fixeddrives which gives me a list of ...
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Optimal placement of tempdb, mdf and ldf files in SQL Server 2012 on SSD's?

I realize this is probably a very open ended question and the answers could vary, but what is the optimal placement for the tempdb, mdf and ldf files in SQL Server 2012 when talking SSD's? ...
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Creating the database on different file groups

What is the pros and cons of creating the database for a operational system on different file groups? I know it is useful if you want to keep the static part of a database online when the other part ...
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Removing physical fragmentation

If I have inherited db that has grown to 400GB 1 MB chunk at at time. Is an offline defrag the only way to remove all the physical fragmentation. Another issue I have is that the data and log files ...
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Database placement on abstract storage structure

Often times we all hear the same thing. The recommendations on where to put OLAP/OLTP databases, where to put the tempdb, where to put transaction logs...etc. But say you are in an environment where ...
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SQL Filegroup degrading performance

On our dev boxes, our database resides entirely in the PRIMARY filegroup, and everything works fine. On one of our production servers, recently upgraded from 2005 to 2008, we noticed it was ...