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Old February 28th, 2006, 04:10 AM
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Hi guys!

I have some decision to make regarding whether to deploy the database on 2 seperate servers or just 1 server. Hence hope that you guys can provide me with some information to help me in making this decision.

Below is the current situation.

Currently, I am maintaining 2 database used by 2 seperate groups of users. These 2 groups of users are based in 2 different sites, sites A and sites B.

In the past, the 2 databases are maintaind on a shared drive in sites A. However, unbearable data access speed by users in sites B prompted me to split the database into 2 -> 1 in country A and 1 in sites B.

With this backgroud, my questions are as follows....

If I migrate to the SQL Server, where should I deploy it? In 2 seperate locations or in 1 centralised location? Will I be expecting great increase in speed?

To give a rough idea of the current network condition that I am facing...
From sites A, to access a table in sites B will take 9 secs.
From sites B, to access the same table in sites B will take at most 3 sec

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What is your database now if you are not using SQL Server? You will definately get a boost in performance by migrating to SQL Server, and I would put it in 1 centralized location based on the information above.

Do the databases contain the exact same information? If so, you have syncing issues to deal with if you put 1 in each location.

I would start by putting 1 in a central location and then monitor the speed. Adjustments can be made from there.

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Hi SQL Scott!

Currently on each site, there is one MS Access MDB File acting as the file server. The users access this MDB via a MS Access MDE file that contains all the forms, queries, reports and etc.

The 2 database contains different set of data. However, I will need to process both data sets for analysis purpose.

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