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What isthe max length of an SQL Server instance name?


What isthe max length of an SQL Server instance name?

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Could anyone tell me what the maximum length of an SQL Server instance name is?

How about an SQL Server cluster?

Are there any difference in SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005?

Where can we get the information?

Any input will be greatly appreciated.


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Hi
This composed name server\instance in old versions could arrive to 30 characters, limited by own SQL table in SQL 2000.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310639/en-us

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Please refer to the following links:

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5260650/max-length-of-sql-server-instance-name

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143531.aspx

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Here's Microsoft's data on max-whatever in SQL Server. The one you want is the "Max Identifier Length", if I'm not mistaken.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143432.aspx

I haven't tested instance-name length, but it should follow the rules here.

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I was wrong.

I just tried installing a new instance, and when I went to name the instance, it stopped letting me type when I got as far as "MyInstanceNameIs". That's SQL 2008 R2.

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You could test like GSquared did and you will find out.

I can't get to machine that I can test at the moment or I would do it.

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