Wrox Programmer Forums
Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > SQL Server > SQL Server 2000 > SQL Server 2000
SQL Server 2000 General discussion of Microsoft SQL Server -- for topics that don't fit in one of the more specific SQL Server forums. version 2000 only. There's a new forum for SQL Server 2005.
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the SQL Server 2000 section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. New member registration was closed in 2019. New posts were shut off and the site was archived into this static format as of October 1, 2020. If you require technical support for a Wrox book please contact http://hub.wiley.com
Old May 23rd, 2005, 12:50 PM
Friend of Wrox
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,101
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default Named Instances and Performance

I am looking for any documentation that exists that evaluates the performance of instances of SQL Server running on the same hardware.


1. If you have two instances of SQL Server Standard, will they share the 2GB of ram that is the maximum for Standard, or will they each get 2GB?

2. what effect do the instances have on eachother. Is there any real benefit (or harm) to using 2 (or more) instances over a single really big instance?

THe situation is that the customer has SQL Server EE licences and they are truing-up with MSFT. They wish to make many of the licenses Standard... So they think by placing two instances of SQL Standard on a box they can, in essence, use 4GB of ram... two for each instance. I am looking to validate (or invalidate) that assumption without building all those test scripts. I can't be the first person to try and figure this out...

Hal Levy
I am here to help you, not do it for you.
That is, unless you hire me. I am looking for work.
Hal Levy

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How many Instances are running dash dev C# 2005 7 December 5th, 2007 04:05 PM
different instances of a same database(Urgent) JustALearner BOOK: Professional SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services ISBN: 0-7645-8497-9 0 July 12th, 2007 02:32 AM
InStr() repeat instances spinout Classic ASP Components 7 November 23rd, 2006 11:55 AM
Preventing new instances of the same application aehb C# 3 May 18th, 2005 01:14 PM
How many named instances can we have in SQL Server dotnetwhizkid SQL Server 2000 1 July 28th, 2003 04:36 AM

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2020 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.