installing sql server 2005 standard on windows server 2003 r2 enterprise
i have OS on RAID 1 and i also have a RAID 5 array
i am installing SQL Server in prep for a vendor who will install a SQL DB. i want that SQL DB on the RAID 5. is this specified in the SQL installation, or can it be done later when the DB instance is created?
will SQL install a default DB during installation? if so, where should i put that default instance knowing that i want the SQL DB the vendor will set up on the RAID 5?
am i correct to install the SQL Server program on the OS RAID? it's just the DB instance that will go on the RAID 5, right?