Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems http://sqlmag.com/blog/10125/feed Practical advice, insight, and help for core SQL Server considerations. en SQL Server High Availability with Amazon EC2 http://sqlmag.com/blog/amazon-ec2-sql-server-high-availability <div class="node-body blog-body">DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology can be used to provide a SQL Server high availability solution within the Amazon EC2 environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/amazon-ec2-sql-server-high-availability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/amazon-ec2-sql-server-high-availability#comments Windows Server Database High Availability High Availability Storage SQL Server amazon Amazon Database Administrator Database Developer EC2 EC2 high availability high availability IT Manager Network Administrator SQL Server SQL Server Systems Administrator Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:03:00 +0000 14561 at http://sqlmag.com Other Tools For Measuring I/O? http://sqlmag.com/blog/other-tools-measuring-io <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a few different ways to monitor the I/O workload of a server. The easiest for the database administrator to use will always be Performance Monitor because that is built into the Windows OS.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/other-tools-measuring-io" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/other-tools-measuring-io#comments Windows Server Database Performance Tuning Hardware SQL Server Database Administrator Inside SQL Server IT Manager Network Administrator perfmon counters perfmon counters Performance Performance SQL Server Administration storage Storage Systems Administrator Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:24:00 +0000 14471 at http://sqlmag.com Virtual Clustered SQL Servers Get a Big Feature in VMware 5.5 http://sqlmag.com/blog/virtual-clustered-sql-servers-get-big-feature-vmware-55 <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a lot of folks out there who have SQL Server clusters setup under Hyper-V and VMware. One of the issues on the VMware side of things has been the MPIO configuration.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/virtual-clustered-sql-servers-get-big-feature-vmware-55" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/virtual-clustered-sql-servers-get-big-feature-vmware-55#comments Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Database High Availability SQL Server 2012 VMware SQL Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2003 AlwaysOn Database Administrator high availability high availability MPIO MPIO Network Administrator Performance Performance Raw Device Mapping Raw Device Mapping RDM RDM SQL Server SQL Server Administration storage Storage Systems Administrator VMware VMware Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Thu, 05 Sep 2013 22:21:00 +0000 13861 at http://sqlmag.com Massive Speed and High Availability http://sqlmag.com/blog/massive-speed-and-high-availability <div class="node-body blog-body">One of the things people are always trying to figure out is how to get high-speed disks and high availability (HA) all in a single package. A possible solution is the DataKeeper Cluster Edition from SIOS Technology. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/massive-speed-and-high-availability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/massive-speed-and-high-availability#comments Database High Availability Database Performance Tuning High Availability Storage Hardware SQL Server Database Administration Database Administrator DatabaseAdministration DataKeeper DataKeeper Fusion IO Fusion IO FusionIO FusionIO high availability high availability IT Manager Network Administrator SIOS SIOS SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2005 Express SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2008 R2 Parallel Data Warehouse SQL Server 2012 SQLServerAdministration storage Storage Systems Administrator Windows Clustering Windows Clustering Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows Storage Server Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Thu, 01 Aug 2013 07:17:00 +0000 13411 at http://sqlmag.com Can LUNs Be Extended Online Under VMware and Hyper-V? http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v <div class="node-body blog-body">There's no reason whatsoever to take any sort of outage when expanding a LUN either in a virtual or physical environment. Here's the process, explaining exactly what needs to be done to expand a LUN.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/can-luns-be-extended-online-under-vmware-and-hyper-v#comments Hyper-V Database Virtualization Storage Hardware SQL Server Database Administration Blog Data Management Diskpart EMC File systems Hyper-V Hyper-V Server Intermediate management software Microsoft Windows Migration physical server SAN SCSI Server Management Server systems SQL Server SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage management Storage Type System software Systems Management Technology_Internet Virtual machine Virtualization Virtualization vSphere. Windows 2008 Windows Server windows server Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 10442 at http://sqlmag.com Should I Be Using SAN Snapshots as a Backup Solution? http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution <div class="node-body blog-body">As the DBA I want to control the database backups and I don't want to be using SAN Snapshots as a backup, because no matter what any vendor says a Snapshot is not a backup.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/should-i-be-using-san-snapshots-backup-solution#comments Storage SQL Server Database Administration Backup backup products Backup software Data security Database Administration database administrator database backups DBA encryption relational database management systems SAN SAN Snapshot technology SAN Snapshots Shadow Copy Snapshot SQL SQL Server SQL Server Storage Storage Systems Management Windows Server Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 20 Nov 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10551 at http://sqlmag.com I Have A Love/Hate Relationship with VMware Capacity Planner http://sqlmag.com/blog/i-have-lovehate-relationship-vmware-capacity-planner <div class="node-body blog-body">While the VMware Capacity Planner can be a useful tool, it must be validated before being acted on.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/i-have-lovehate-relationship-vmware-capacity-planner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/i-have-lovehate-relationship-vmware-capacity-planner#comments Database Virtualization Storage capacity planner consultant EMC EMC Corporation Microsoft Windows Physical-to-Virtual SAN Server Virtualization size solution Storage Virtualization VMware VMware Capacity Planner VMware ESX Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10448 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server 2012 Databases on File Shares http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares <div class="node-body blog-body">The biggest thing that you’ll want to do is make sure that the local server and the server running the remote network share are both running the newest version of the SMB protocol. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-2012-databases-file-shares#comments SQL Server 2012 Storage SQL Server Computing Computing Flash memory Intermediate Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft SQL Server Microsoft Windows Microsoft Windows NAS Network file systems Network file systems remote network SAN software software SQL Server SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage Type VMs VMs Windows NT Windows NT Windows Server windows server windows server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Wed, 05 Sep 2012 13:00:00 +0000 10468 at http://sqlmag.com SQL Server and Windows Server 2012's ReFS File System http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system <div class="node-body blog-body">So a while back I talked about the ReFS file system which Microsoft was introducing to Windows Server 2012 (back then it was Windows 8 beta). If you aren't familiar with ReFS it is a new file system which Microsoft has introduced to replace NTFS for large, high load servers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/sql-server-and-windows-server-2012s-refs-file-system#comments SQL Server 2012 Storage SQL Server Database Administration Database Administration Hard disk NTFS disks ReFS file system SAN SQL Server SQL Server 2005 SQL Server 2008 SQL Server 2008 R2 SQL Server 2012 SQL Server 2012 Storage Storage Type Windows Server Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:45:00 +0000 10615 at http://sqlmag.com Some Storage Vendors Just Don't Have a Clue About Databases - Redux http://sqlmag.com/blog/some-storage-vendors-just-dont-have-clue-about-databases-redux <div class="node-body blog-body">Their storage and backup teams may not know much about databases, but they know when to admit they were wrong.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/troubleshooting-sql-server-storage-problems">Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://sqlmag.com/blog/some-storage-vendors-just-dont-have-clue-about-databases-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://sqlmag.com/blog/some-storage-vendors-just-dont-have-clue-about-databases-redux#comments Database Backup and Recovery Storage SQL Server Database Administration Backup & Recovery backup and recovery Backup Procedures Business Decision Maker Data Domain Data Recovery Database Administration Database Administrator Disaster Recovery EMC Corporation IT Manager Microsoft Solutions Microsoft SQL Server Network Administrator Server Using EMC Data Domain Deduplication Storage Systems SQL SQL Server SQL Server Storage Systems Administrator Tape backup Technology_Internet Windows Server System Troubleshooting SQL Server Storage Problems Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:23:00 +0000 10589 at http://sqlmag.com