Hi All, I was asked to install sql server 2005 on san disks but am new to this dba side any one gide me how to insatall sql server 2005. In brief san in the sence local disk or not whether i t will available r not as a local drive only. How to allocate data in to san disk pls help me regarding this as soon as posible it's very urgent... Thanks, Balaji
Installing SQL Server is very straight forward. As far as putting the databases on a SAN disk it is very simple. You can specify the location of the databases during installation. A question I have before giving you detailed instructions is how is your SAN configured? Are you going to have multiple luns for data, transaction logs, tempdb and backups or will you just have one single lun? If you do a search on Google or BING you will find tremendous resources on installing SQL Server 2005. Some folks have even blogged with screenshots of how to accomplish what you are asking for.