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devenoza
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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  14:43:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In my company we have around 500 servers where we are using SQL Server 2008 currently but in near future we are going to upgrade it to SQL Server 2012, for this we need to install 2012 version on each and every server which is almost 4 GB in size which takes 2 hours (experimented on my machine) so I am facing two issues (1) size and (2) installation time. Can someone please help me how to minimize these issues?
I can keep the file on NAS share and install it from there to all servers to deal with size issue but it will increase installation time since the files were coming from network. Any thought on this would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
Deven

tkizer
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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  15:16:39  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2 hours to install SQL Server 2012? It only takes me 15 minutes per server and that includes the updates. I'm confused.

Tara Kizer
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devenoza
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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  15:49:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
yes it takes 2 hours to install and sometime longer when I do specially in the afternoon when NAS is busy. Any thought on size? I downloaded from microsoft site and its 4 GB. Thanks Tara!
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tkizer
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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  16:02:58  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
We run Enterprise edition here, and the size of the installation folder is over 6GB.

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devenoza
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Posted - 05/01/2013 :  16:18:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Your installation folder size is over 6GB even though you can install it in 15 min, I am surprise. Not sure, what else we do here.
Thanks,
Deven
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