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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


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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)?

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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.

Cursors are useful if you don't know sql.
DTS can be used in a similar way.
Beer is not cold and it isn't fizzy.
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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

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Posting Yak Master

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

Should still be a "Starting Member" .
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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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