Chapter 4. Disk Configuration for High Availability

Disks are the heart and soul of a database system—they physically store the data accessed by the database server. From both performance and high availability standpoints, ensuring a proper disk configuration is one of, if not the most, important aspect of planning and configuration when it comes to the system that will run Microsoft SQL Server 2000. Even though the decisions of how many processors and how much memory you need are important, you will probably get the most from your SQL Server investment by planning and implementing the best disk subsystem for your needs.

Whenever you design a system for availability, growth, and performance, as noted in Chapter 1, there is some form of tradeoff ...

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