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Posted Tuesday, January 28, 2014 8:16 AM


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Greetings, I should be getting SQL server developer delivered today in the mail, curious as to what the group thinks are the best practices with it as I am just learning SQL.

Also, I've setup a virtual environment through virtual box (host and guest both windows 7 64bit)… are there any benefits in setting up a server in the virtual environment as opposed to my machine?

Any advice would be appreciated!
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Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7:35 AM


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If you are doing it strictly for development purposes, then there shouldn't be any problem with just running a local instance of sql server.

Personally, I run everything inside virtual machines so that I can get a little more structure and test how machines will interact with each other. I've gone as far as to configure a virtual domain, in order to test AD security etc. I also like the ability to snapshot machines, and revert to them when testing out methods that could end up making a mess. In my own department I have been advocating the use of virtual machines for sql development.


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Posted Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8:44 AM


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If you are doing it strictly for development purposes, then there shouldn't be any problem with just running a local instance of sql server.

Personally, I run everything inside virtual machines so that I can get a little more structure and test how machines will interact with each other. I've gone as far as to configure a virtual domain, in order to test AD security etc. I also like the ability to snapshot machines, and revert to them when testing out methods that could end up making a mess. In my own department I have been advocating the use of virtual machines for sql development.


The more experience and exposure the better, thanks for the advice!
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