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rudesyle
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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  10:49:43  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just inherited a dev box, and need to do some performance analyzing on a 40 gig db for a client. Time is of the essence!

My question is that this dev box only has one disk partition (c:\ drive). Is it a huge deal that I don't have the db system files on one drive, with the data files on another, and tempdb on another,etc.....

nr
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Posted - 05/21/2007 :  11:13:59  Show Profile  Visit nr's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You presumably only have one disk so performance isn't an issue.
The problem with that setup is that if it runs out of space you will probably kill the os because it can't expand the page file or create temp files and you have a chance of corrupting the OS (or is windows robust enough to cope with that?) and recovering from a failure might be an issue.

It might be worth creating some dummy files so that you can delete them to release space.
It would be worth restricting the growth of all files (especially log files and tempdb) so that they don't fill the disk.


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