multi purpose / corporate SQL Servers
Posted on 2013-05-10
Can I ask (I am not a DBA), if you work in larger organisations is it common to have a few servers dedicated to SQL Server (and/or Oracle). I’ve recently received a database inventory for some risk/assessment information governance purposes, and it lists number of databases per SQL Server instance. Looking down the list it seems SQL is installed on over 40 servers, but there’s 2 or 3 servers with generic sounding names, whereby there are loads of databases. Is this common?
Can you have databases for multiple purposes on the same servers/instances – why so? What do you refer to these master / corporate SQL Servers as in your organisation?
Why cant you put every database on these same systems, i.e. why do some servers require a server for their own database only?