SQL Server Disk Alignment

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SQL Server 2005
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 32-bit
What size should I set the Starting Partition Offset on the disks when running sql server 2005 32-bit enterprise edition, shuld it be 1024KB or 64KB?



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SQL Server 2005, Server 2003 32-bit
ASKED: January 12, 2011  5:55 PM
UPDATED: January 12, 2011  8:17 PM

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<a href=”http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=5b343389-f7c9-43d0-9892-ddcf55890529″>Here</a> is the document I used when setting up a development cluster.

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As long as it is a multiple of 64k you will be fine. Windows 2008 and higher will automatically align to 1024kb which is perfectly fine.

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