I host several SQL Server 2008 instances. Each instance runs about 150 databases. They each average about 10GB in size and get moderate usage. Would it be advantagous to use shared storage or local storage? I'm concerned that IO shared storage would traffic jam and bottleneck my SQL performance. I could easily fit a 1000 databases onto a 4GB HBA file cluster, but should I?
Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.
This video teaches viewers how to encrypt an external drive that requires a password to read and edit the drive. All tasks are done in Disk Utility.
Plug in the external drive you wish to encrypt:
Make sure all previous data on the drive has been …
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing the necessary services and then configuring a Windows Server 2012 system as an iSCSI target.
To install the necessary roles, go to Server Manager, and select Add Roles and Featu…