29 Sep 2019 0 minutes to read Contributors
Doing a stress test on your SQL Server DATA, LOG and TEMPDB drives is a wise thing to do. This way you gain knowledge about the maximum I/O capacity.
In case you need to troubleshoot your SQL Server's I/O throughput this will help you. I mean, if you can compare the running numbers with the maximum throughput, you will know if you have reached your maximum or not.
The stress test consist of a series of tests with the sqlio.exe program. We have encapsulated the program (SQLIO.EXE) together with several .CMD files and a README.TXT into a zip file. You can download it here.
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Each of the RUNSQLIO cmd's will perform a series of tests on a specific drive (-d[driveletter] )
RUNSQLIO_data.cmd is currently configured to run on -dI
RUNSQLIO_log.cmd is currently configured to run on -dT
RUNSQLIO_tempdb.cmd is currently configured to run on -dX
you should run RUNSQLIO.CMD (it will execute all the above scripts)
After the stresstest files have been received, you will receive the analysis back that will show you the MB and IOPS capacity:
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