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Enhancing Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Availability With Veritas Storage Foundation for Windows

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Executive Summary

Veritas Storage Foundation HA for Windows from Symantec is designed to support the Standard Edition and the Enterprise Edition of SQL Server; all versions of the Microsoft Windows 2003 Server and Windows Server 2008 operating systems, including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions; and VMware and Microsoft Virtual Server environments. SQL Server 2005 is available in four different versions: Express, Workgroup, Standard, and Enterprise. For organizations running SQL Standard or Enterprise, data availability is an issue that must be explored. The goal of this paper is to discuss the threats to availability and the tools available to address them. For organizations that don't have stringent uptime requirements, many of the features described may not be useful, but for others, they may prevent the next calamity from negatively affecting their business.

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