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  • What type of Raid to use on Windows Servers and tempdbs?

    I have a SQL Server with eight disks, and I am not sure if I should use Raid 10 twice, one for Windows Server 2003 with NDFs and the other for the log file and tempdb, or apply Raid 1 for the Windows Server, Raid 10 for the NDF and MDF, and Raid 1 again for the tempdb and log. What would you...

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  • Slowdown of the SAN due to overusage of temporary tables

    We make use of temporary tables when we develop stored procedures, but they also become very slow when there is a heavy workload. We have an ISCSI SAN running RAID 10, and our database, logs and tempdb (15 GB) are on the SAN. We think the SAN is overworked; the SQL Server shows no CPU. Should we...

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  • Raid 10

    I have a critical error in a 4 drive raid 10 system. It says array 1 is at fault which drive would that be?

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  • Moving an array with controller to another server

    Is it possible to move an array including the controller to another server? It is raid 10.

    Troubleshooter24755 pointsBadges:
  • What is the best raid configuration for me?

    What is the difference between a raid 1, raid 0 and a raid 10? Which is optimal for a 5 1tb drives? The data will be file storage and we can sacrifice 1tb for parity

    Karl Gechlik9,860 pointsBadges:
  • SQL Server 2005: Improving performance of Multiple Databases & LUNS

    I am looking at ways to improve performance of our databases. We have 4 large databases (ranging between 50gb and 200gb each) on a single SQL Server 2005 Cluster. Currently they are split 2 on one LUN and 2 on another. I am looking at ways to improve the IO performance of the databases as they are...

    Bulldog9815 pointsBadges:
  • What is the difference between RAID 1 and RAID 10?

    What are the differences/similarities between RAID 1 and RAID 10?

    SearchStorageATE215 pointsBadges:
  • CX-500 LUNs

    A SearchStorage.com reader recently asked: Am presenlty Testing the I/o performance on the new CX-500 San From Emc And Hba From Emulex,The LUn Size is 1 TB and when doing the Testing with SQlIO Tool with a I/o block size-8 i get 39.3 MB/sec for Random write requestes but when doing the same with...

    Andrew Burton425 pointsBadges:
  • RAID 10 (RAID 1+0) question

    -I am performing an Analysis for server upgrades and at a high level am presenting an explanation of RAID 10 -I am new to RAID and understand some technical aspects and design features -I want to speak to a disaster recovery scenario but do not understand the benefits or more than the 4 drive...

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