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Capacity Planning

One of the most important items to determine about your database is its overall size. Database size consists of the space required for system storage, temporary storage space, log files, and the like required by Microsoft SQL Server, as well as the space required for Siebel data and indexes.

The first of these factors will vary, primarily based on the total number and types of users supported. It is recommended that you consult the documentation provided by Microsoft for more information on these requirements.

The space required for Siebel data and indexes will vary depending on what Siebel functionality you will implement and the amount and nature of data supporting that functionality. At a minimum, Siebel 7 requires that you size your Microsoft SQL Server database to be a minimum of 1 GB.

The process for making accurate database size calculations is a complex one, involving many variables. The following guidelines will assist you in the process:

Allocating Sufficient MS SQL Server Database Log Space

You must place your log on a disk large enough to hold the log as it expands. It is recommended that you monitor the disk regularly for its level of utilization. Very large transactions may, for example, require at least 1 GB.

 Siebel Server Installation Guide for Microsoft Windows 
 Published: 25 June 2003