SQL SERVER SAN Setup

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SAN
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SQL 2005
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SQL Server 2005
SQL Server 2005 (32-bit)
I do not know much about SAN's, I want to setup a SQL Server to use a SAN.

1. Should I use a SAN drive to install the OS or is it best practice to install the OS on a local drive on the server?

2. Should I install SQL SERVER on the SAN or on a local drive on the server?



Software/Hardware used:
SQL SERVER 2005, SAN

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Typically people will install the OS and the SQL Server binaries (the .exe files) on local disk and not SAN disk. SAN disks are a lot more expensive than local disks so you usually don’t want to waste SAN disk for the OS.

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