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  • Data, Log and Temp file placement

    First, especially for all the people with SAN storage, drive letters are of no consequence. What matters is the actual physical disk layout behind each RAID Group or LUN. Forget capacity, pay attention to the number of spindles supporting each RAID group. While there is nothing wrong with making 2 or more LUNs from the same set of disks, I prefer ...
    Posted to Joe Chang (Weblog) by jchang on March 23, 2010
  • Geek City: Space Used By Worktables

    Today, a reader asked me the following: ''How can I find the amount of space occupied by a worktable?. Using SET STATISTICS IO ON, I can only see the number of reads using the worktable, not the amount of space taken.'' What is a worktable? I always like to think of it as a temp table that SQL Server builds without being asked. While ...
    Posted to Kalen Delaney (Weblog) by Kalen Delaney on November 26, 2008
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