RAID configuration

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I am setting up an additional server as my application server. I have five SCSI hard disks, 1 GB each. The database is projected to grow to nearly 3 GB. How can i configure the system to help proper startup, provide sufficient storage capacity, and protect the database from data loss? Can anybody help me please

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1GB drives are extremely small these days. You can get USB thumbdrives larger than this.

You will need a system that will support a RAID (redundant array of inexpensive/independent disks). There are different raid types that can be implemented but with 5 drives, you should consider RAID 5. See the RAID5 section in this SearchStorage article on RAID.

There are also some considerations about dividing out the OS, page file, log files & database files. Here’s a sample of some considerations on database storage design on SQL servers.

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Is that GB a typo?
I would configure RAID 1/0 with 4 disks, and leave the 5th as a hot spare.

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