install new instance in sql

Posted on 2011-03-08
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how do i install new instance in sql server if i already have one. this is sql 2008 server. Do i have to run the installation from the disc again?
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Daniel_PL earned 1000 total points
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Yes and during installation you need to choose named instance, if you already have default installed.
After installing named instance you use servername/named_instance to connect.
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dwkor earned 1000 total points
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Yes. And during the installation select the "named instance" and specify the new name.

Don't forget to re-apply service packs after the installation  

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what do you mean by re-apply service packs? so if i have an instance already running in production and now want to add one more instance, is that going to do anything to the current instance? do i need to reboot the server?
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I believe you can choose specific instance when you apply the service pack. I mentioned that because if the first instance has SP already applied, second instance would not "reuse" those files.
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You need to keep in mind that two instances of SQL Server will compete for resources - you need to set it up - at least max server memory. Some services are shared between instances. You need to also keep in mind that databases created and used by additional instance use disk I/O - it's a resource also ;).

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