SQL Server Data Files

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Production Servers
RAID 5
SQL
SQL Server
SQL Server 2008
SQL Server storage
I have a production server with 10 databases, is it good practice to put all the log files for all 10 databases on one RAID 5?

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sql server 2008 enterprise, server 2008 r2

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Depending on the load that might be ok. As the load increases you’ll want to move to a RAID 10 array. If the load of the logs for one database starts getting really high you’ll want to move it to it’s own RAID 10 array.

All writes to the transaction log file are sequential so you’ll get better disk performance if each one is on its own array. However if you can’t afford that sharing an array is OK as long as the disk array can keep up.

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  • jinteik
    do you mean c2 audit log files?
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  • Rick Martinez
    *.LDF files. (sql server transaction log files)
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  • Rick Martinez
    What metrics do I look at to see if I have a high load on sql server? What is considered a high load?
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