This week in beta testing – Aurora

On October 21, 2010, in news, by

This week in beta testing.  So if you are part of the Aurora beta group you’d have the ability to review bugs that are opened and their resolutions.

https://connect.microsoft.com/SBS/feedback/details/614897/aurora-drive-extender-folders-sql-database

One of the closed bugs is about support of putting SQL on the Vail/Aurora drive extender. 

In a word you don’t want to put database-ishy stuff on Drive extender drives.  But Susan.. how will we put data on Aurora?

One of two ways, either you have a very large c drive and put it there, or you add another drive not in the DE pool.

Databases don’t like to be on moving parts and that DE moves.  Remember as well that Aurora allows you to natively backup the server.

I’d do Quickbooks in exactly the same fashion as well.

 

One Response to This week in beta testing – Aurora

  1. Joe Raby says:

    The Windows partition doesn’t benefit from DE, does it? I mean, wouldn’t it make more sense to use a small drive for the first one, take it out of the primary storage pool, and use the unallocated space for an app partition?

    I did this with the server I’m building for internal testing. It has a 160GB 2.5″ SATA drive and 2x 2TB 3.5″ SATA drives. Since the chassis has 4 removable 3.5″ drive bays, and space for an internal 2.5″ drive, I figure, why waste the space. Also, having Windows on a separate drive from the DE data means that syncing (duplication) is easier with the DE drives being the same size. Free disk space is also a lot more predictable.