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  • For a SQL install I typically create 3 drives C for the O/S, D for the App files and E for the DB files. What is the recommended practice for a asharepoint install? I would typically do a C for the O/S and a D for the application. I ask because the people I work with want to install it all to C and say thats the best practice. I've searched the forum and the internet but haven't found any answers yet.

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 1:13 PM

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  • SharePoint stores most of its content in the SQL Server database.  So when it comes to Disk Space requirement, then plan for SQL Server database locations.

    Also, install SharePoint on default C: drive and plan to split your Log Files and Index/Search database across other Drives.  Please go through this MSDN Blog Post and also read the comments asked at the end of the Post to get better idea on this topic:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joelo/archive/2007/12/05/10-things-to-optimize-your-sharepoint-server-indexing.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.


    Thanks & Regards,
    Kamlesh | Blog | Twitter | Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Edited by KSDN Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:19 PM Added additional link
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:28 PM SP 2010 link removed
    • Proposed as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Seven M Friday, August 5, 2011 5:03 AM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:14 PM

All replies

  • SharePoint stores most of its content in the SQL Server database.  So when it comes to Disk Space requirement, then plan for SQL Server database locations.

    Also, install SharePoint on default C: drive and plan to split your Log Files and Index/Search database across other Drives.  Please go through this MSDN Blog Post and also read the comments asked at the end of the Post to get better idea on this topic:

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/joelo/archive/2007/12/05/10-things-to-optimize-your-sharepoint-server-indexing.aspx

     

    Hope this helps.


    Thanks & Regards,
    Kamlesh | Blog | Twitter | Posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.

    • Edited by KSDN Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:19 PM Added additional link
    • Edited by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:28 PM SP 2010 link removed
    • Proposed as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:29 PM
    • Marked as answer by Seven M Friday, August 5, 2011 5:03 AM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:14 PM
  • > And here is the best post on your question (the underlying concept remains same for MOSS 2007):

    Please don't point to SP 2010 posts while responding to posts in a pre-SP 2010 forum even if the principles are the same. Look instead for a pre-SP 2010 article and quote that (or give no URL)

    It was especially unnecessary in this case as you had already answered the question in the text.of your reply.

     

    Moderator


    SP 2010 "FAQ" (mainly useful links): http://wssv4faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    WSS3/MOSS FAQ (FAQ and Links) http://wssv3faq.mindsharp.com/default.aspx
    Both also have links to extensive book lists and to (free) on-line chapters
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 5:27 PM
  • Hi ,

    Would you please let us know where you are about your doubt?

    If you need further assistance, please feel free to let us know.

    Have a nice day!

     

    Seven Ma

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    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com      

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 6:44 AM
  • Hi Smith,

    I think it is better to split in to two drives C and D. OS on C and SharePoint application is on D drive. Microsoft recommeds 80GB disk drive.

    Tuesday, August 2, 2011 7:08 AM