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SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Installation Recommendation


SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Installation Recommendation

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Hello Peeps,
I would appreciate if you guys can recommend a good installation setup for SQL Server 2008. Below are the Hardware/Software Specs.

Specs:
1. Sql Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
2. Intel Xeon 3.3GHZ - 16GB Ram
3. Primary Drive - 2 * 1TB HD (RAID 1)
4. Secondary Storage - 1TB single drive (another volume)

Given:
1. DB will be using Simple Recovery as we don't care to lose a days worth of data.
2. We will not be using SQL Server's other Services (Replication, Analysis etc)

Question:
1. Where should we install the data files? In the Primary where I can benefit from RAID 1 or Secondary Storage where it will be separate from the OS except I dont have redundancy (although I can run a backup every night and I as mentioned, dont care if we lose some data)?
2. Any other config options I should be considering?


Thanks a bunch!
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anyone? please :-)
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With that hardware, I would probably install SQL Server and User databases to the RAID 1. Save the other drive for the backups or maybe for tempdb.

With these kinds of specifications, you are really limited in how you can configure SQL Server.



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Thanks! I'll do that then :-)
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