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Hello experts,

We are starting with a new project that I'll describe here and I need your advice.
It is a web based application that will have a lot of hits (around 2000 per second). We plan to have one SQL Server 2000 machine and two web servers with hardware load balancer for those two web servers. That configuration should be enough for the first phase (when not that much hits will happen).

What we want is to be able to easily extend our configuration by adding additional SQL Servers. For example: when we notice that our system becomes slower then we would like to add one more server machine which would host another instance of SQL Server 2000.
I read a little about SQL Server clustering but I'm not sure if what I need is possible. I want to have two or more SQL Servers running at the same time where all SQL servers are primary servers - I mean, I don't want to have a failover clustering which would assure that in case of a problem with one server the other one can be used. I would like to have real load balanced SQL Servers.

Is that possible to do with SQL Server 2000? Should we have some additional hardware for that?

Thank you all in advance!
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Hi angelIII,

Thank you for fast answer.
Can you just confirm to me that out-of-the-box solutions for load balancing does not exist in MS SQL Server 2000? Do you know if that is possible in SQL Server 2005?

If it is not possible in SQL Server 2000 and not in SQL Server 2005 then I would probably go with suggested spliting of OLTP and reporting functionalities using "Transactional replication". Do you have such experience and what would be your favorite?

Thank you so far.
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There is indeed nothing "out-of-the-box" in sql server 2000.
I don't have experience with this, but I know that the choice depends alot on the constraints on what is needed and what budget you have.
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Thank you again angelIII!
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