Nothing New Under The Sun

Kevin Hill reminisces and warns:

Installation defaults that are going to bite you (not version specific, and the installer is getting better):

  • Files all on the C drive

  • One TempDB data file (improved in SQL 2016)

  • Backups on C drive

  • No automated backups

  • Allow SQL to use ALL the memory

  • Allow SQL to use ALL the CPUs

  • Builtin\Administrators group not default*

  • Compressed backup set to OFF

There’s good advice here, so read on.

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