SharePoint 2007 Standalone Configuration

By 808rails ·
Just wondering if anyone has any best practice methods for installing SharePoint 2007 with a SQL 2005 back-end all on a standalone Windows 2003 Server. We are purchasing a HP DL380 which can support up to 8 SAS drives.

Specifically, I am concerned with:

- What RAID configuration to use and how to maximize drive efficiency
- Where to install temp data, DBs, search log, trans logs, etc.
- And any additional suggestions and comments for a SharePoint standalone install would be greatly appreciated.

I've used HP's sizing and configuration tool which suggests using a HP MSA70 smart array with 24 drives in conjunction with the DL380, however this is just not feasible as it is beyond our budget. So, we are left to deal with 8 drives only.

Much thanks in advance for any advice given.

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I seriously wouldn't run SQL on the same server...

by CG IT In reply to SharePoint 2007 Standalon ...

as Sharepoint Services unless your investing in mega hardware and doing virtual servers.

RAID 5 with parity gives you both security and speed out of your RAID config.

install logs in another partition.

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