[Live Blogging cross-post from engageinsharepoint.co.uk at the International SharePoint Conference 2012 in London]
- Put your mirroring witness in a 3rd datacenter
- When configuring mirroring, don’t forget to create the necessary logins & rights on the mirror server
Optimizing SQL for SharePoint
- auto update create/update statistics is a no-no for use with SharePoint, despite what your DBA will tell you
- maximum degree of parallelism (maxdop) should be set to 1, despite what your DBA will tell you
- as maxdop is an instance setting, keep your sharepoint databases in a separate instance!
- TempDB is king – watch out for contention
- TempDB: presize it, high speed subsystem, separate from other lun’s, autogrowth fixed < 200 MB
- Autoshrink is pure evil, don’t ever turn it on. Manual shrink only in very specific circumstances please.
- Shrinking leads to fragmentation
- Consider setting the minimum & maximum memory (e.g. both to 100% RAM – 4 GB)
- GUID indexes lead to fragmentation (brakes read-ahead optimization)
- Rebuild the index if is fragmented more than 30%
- Check your databases frequently with DBCC CHECKDB but don’t use the repair option with SharePoint
- Monitor for blocking transactions