Solved

WSUS DB req.

Posted on 2010-09-24
9
314 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We are trying to setup WSUS 3.0 sp2. I am unable to find out the DB req. We will be installing it on a SQL 2005 SP2 clutser, however I need to let the DBA know the DB size. Is there any documentation regarding this?
0
Comment
Question by:VMwareLover
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
9 Comments
 
LVL 47

Accepted Solution

by:
Donald Stewart earned 500 total points
ID: 33754495
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:The-Jimmy
ID: 33754647
Hi!
All that info is in the Release Notes. You can get it here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=ba94a0d3-f22a-4e24-877e-6be6ce5da6d7&displaylang=en

Here's the bit you're looking for:

WSUS Server Hardware Minimum Requirements

¿¿Both the system partition and the partition on which you install WSUS 3.0 SP2 must be formatted with the NTFS file system.
¿¿Minimum 1 GB of free space on the system partition.
***>>>¿¿Minimum 2 GB of free space on the volume on which database files will be stored.
¿¿Minimum 20 GB of free space is required on the volume on which content is stored, 30 GB is recommended.

Greetings,

- Jimmy
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 33754696
Pretty sure the grid from the link I provided showed all that info(without the need to download a doc)
0
 

Author Comment

by:VMwareLover
ID: 33754723
According to the link, it seems the DB only needs to be 2 GB, will it get any bigger at some point or that is just how big it will get?
0
Enabling OSINT in Activity Based Intelligence

Activity based intelligence (ABI) requires access to all available sources of data. Recorded Future allows analysts to observe structured data on the open, deep, and dark web.

 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:The-Jimmy
ID: 33754769
As you can see, it says Minimum, so yes it could get bigger depending on data.
Thats why they give a global minimum:
-->Minimum 20 GB of free space is required on the volume on which content is stored, 30 GB is recommended.

- Jimmy
0
 

Author Comment

by:VMwareLover
ID: 33754799
Jimmy I am talking abbout the DB size not the content volume

dstewartjr your link seems like what i am looking for.. only I am trying to deploy 3.0 sp2, will this still be good, and also is the 2gb DB size minimum?
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 33754825
Yes, I've seen it grow to 6gig at times
0
 
LVL 47

Expert Comment

by:Donald Stewart
ID: 33754866
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:The-Jimmy
ID: 33754895
Ya sorry, my bad, the 20Gb is indeed for the content.

Nevertheless, DBs do grow depending on data, usually by 2Mb increments. (This can be configured at the DB level).

Cheerios,
- Jimmy
0

Featured Post

What Is Threat Intelligence?

Threat intelligence is often discussed, but rarely understood. Starting with a precise definition, along with clear business goals, is essential.

Join & Write a Comment

Normally after a failure of Domain Controller, when promoting new DC the DC is renamed, we will discuss the options in Dcpromo to re-create the DC with the same name. Scenario: You are a small IT shop with two Domain Controllers (Domain Contr…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

22 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now