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Here are some notes on “SQL Server 2008 DR, Testing, Waits” I took while attending an advanced class on SQL Server taught by Ron Talmage (from http://www.solidq.com/na/MentorDetail.aspx?Id=38).
Please note that, although these notes were taken during the class, I might have added some of my own (mis)interpretation :-). Always check your facts on Books Online (I try to provide links when applicable). As with anything else you get from a blog, never use any of this in production before you thoroughly validate it a test environment. Please keep in mind that some of those will be hard to follow without some pre-requisite knowledge and the right context. Reading the post from top to bottom will help.
DR and HA
Benchmarking and baselining
Waits and Queues
From the white paper, regarding OLTP workloads
Troubleshooting Performance Problems in SQL Server 2005 http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/3/4/134644fd-05ad-4ee8-8b5a-0aed1c18a31e/TShootPerfProbs.doc
Diagnosing Transaction Log Performance Issues and Limits of the Log Managerhttp://sqlcat.com/technicalnotes/archive/2008/12/09/diagnosing-transaction-log-performance-issues-and-limits-of-the-log-manager.aspx
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Here are some notes on “SQL Server 2008 I/O Performance” I took while attending an advanced class on