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How can we do the capacity planning for SQL OLTP database?

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How can we do the capacity planning for SQL OLTP database?
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There isn't an easy answer to your question.. You will have to gather information relating to the areas indicated below -

A) Normal and Peak level of concurrent users
B) Initial Data volume (MB/GB) and expected annual growth
C) Normal and Peak transactions per minute
D) Availability in terms of database backend being online and available to users
E) Disaster Recovery

Here's a few links that may be of help once you have the initial stats to work with -

http://www.gre-sqlserver-solutions.com/Capacity.html
http://blogs.msdn.com/weix/archive/2005/04/17/408942.aspx
http://www.mssqltips.com/tip.asp?tip=1267
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