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Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 07:25:23 -0500
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Someone has requested that we cost out some thing including portioning and suggested that to get the "performance benefit out of partitioning you needed separate physical disks".

It would be, we use a SAN, and have a variety of RAID groups including 10, 5, and 6. I don't expect this to ever get to that size, right now it is about 100Gb, but size hasn't been discussed yet. (we are meeting in the future).

I wonder just how much data is needed to realize a cost/benefit, and other considerations such as channels etc., and basically, is that true and accurate? I have asked him for some supporting docs.

I remember hearing that raw disks could give you 10% more -- until you dug a little further and realize that you would need about a Terabyte of data to realize such an improvement - in reality.

Any comments or experience is appreciated, (including supporting docs if handy).

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

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