Design the server to fit the database, don’t cram the database into the server

Published On: 2009-07-23By:

I am so sick and tired of people posting questions on various forums along the lines of “We just bought a Some brand and model of server and it has n hard drives in it.  How should I setup the database on these drives?”

The problem with this is that you have bought a server with no idea how to fit the database on it and still get good performance from the server.  If you ask me this is just ass backward.  When buying a new SQL Server you should figure out what the server needs to run the database, then buy the server to match that configuration.  You may be spending a little bit more money up front, but your system will perform much better because you’ve actually designed the server to support the database rather than trying to cram the database into the server.


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