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Posted - 03/26/2013 :  15:42:36  Show Profile
I have a 1.5TB database running on current environment (Windows 2003, SQL 2005 Enterprise Ed). The datafiles are stored in different storage disks that are added over time as the database grows. Now, we are going to migrate into Windows 2008, SQL 2008 Enterprise ED. The storage disk in the new environment is an 8TB single storage disk.

When migrating the database, we will be having multiple datafiles in one storage disk. I am considering merging the different files into one single file since I don't see the significance of having multiple data as long as they are in the same disk.

Any advice whether to consolidate or not is appreciated. Please discuss your thoughts in terms of performance, maintenance, I/O etc.

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