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Posted - 02/11/2013 :  08:35:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi anybody.
I have a question and hope this had been suitable forum for publish it.
In our company we have about 20 sql database. some of them are huge:2,4,8 gig and another are small.
Each database is on it's application server.It make difficult backup and maintenance of them.
I'm looking for a solution to separate databases from applications ,but i'm in doubt is it a good idea or not?
And if separation database is OK, then are there any standards or best practice to centralize these databases on some servers depend on their size, usability,etc,...?

Edited by - saeed_sp on 02/11/2013 08:38:46

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Posted - 02/11/2013 :  12:10:32  Show Profile  Visit nigelrivett's Homepage  Reply with Quote
2,4,8 gig
Do you mean 248 GB? If it's max 8 GB for a dtabase then that would be fairly tiny and you could look at putting them all on a single (or maybe a few) server.
Then you can easily run jobs on all databases on the server.

If you want to leave them on multiple servers look at powershell or suchlike to run scripts on all servers.

I just have a stored procedure that backs up all databases on a server (tr, diff, full) - add that to all servers and schedule it - all as a server setup script so it's not much effoert to set up a (or many) server.

Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
SSIS can be used in a similar way.
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Posted - 02/11/2013 :  12:42:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, the max size is 8 Gig.Is there any benefits to centralize  them ob few server, I'm worry about memory biggest db (8g) currently consumes 9g of 12g memory.Is it could be on a server with another databases?

Edited by - saeed_sp on 02/11/2013 12:45:10
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Posted - 04/12/2013 :  06:30:14  Show Profile  Send ahmeds08 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
What else apart from sql servr do you have..SSIS,SSRS,SSAS?
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Posted - 06/04/2013 :  04:46:53  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
That's great,I agree with your thought.All things are difficult before they are easy.

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