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AskSQLTeam
Ask SQLTeam Question

USA
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Posted - 10/29/2004 :  08:32:48  Show Profile  Visit AskSQLTeam's Homepage
Jeff writes "I am setting up a web server. No problem, but I have been asked to install SQL server with it for the web site to use.

I do not use SQL, have some experience with MySQl but I am guess I need SQL 2000 or Express?

The server will be running Windows 2003 ENT.

I expect the databases to get large. Probably of 4 GB. Guessing.

Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated.

Thank you

Jeff"

Seventhnight
Flowing Fount of Yak Knowledge

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Posted - 10/29/2004 :  09:04:09  Show Profile  Visit Seventhnight's Homepage
This isn't my sort of question usually, but I'll give it a shot:

4gb isn't that big. How much will it be used? What can you get funding for?

I would initially say MS SQL 2000 Standard would do it, you could get Enterprise if there will be a real heavy load on it.

Licensing should be by processor...

Anything else guys (& gals)?

Corey
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nr
SQLTeam MVY

United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/29/2004 :  09:20:57  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage
Get someone who knows what they are doing to advise you.
Creating a 4GB data store for a web site is not sonmething you are likely to get right without knowing about sql server.
That applies to both the installation and data access.


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Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
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Kristen
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Posted - 10/29/2004 :  10:37:05  Show Profile
License for SQL for a Web box is expensive - particularly if you are used to MySQL prices

Kristen
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surefooted
Posting Yak Master

USA
188 Posts

Posted - 10/29/2004 :  10:41:04  Show Profile
Which is when you definitely go per proc.

-Jon
Should still be a "Starting Member" .
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AjarnMark
SQL Slashing Gunting Master

USA
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Posted - 10/29/2004 :  17:28:59  Show Profile  Visit AjarnMark's Homepage
The SQL 2005 Express Data Sheet shows a capacity of about 4 GB, so it sounds like you'd be right there and probably should go with SQL 2000 Standard instead. Too bad, you'd have liked the price of Express...

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