Can anyone shed some light on the subject of SMSQL and databases with more than one filegroup? So far I found existing documentation almost non-existent, with the exception of few hints here & there.
Whilst it is possible to share the same set of LUNs (one for log, one for data) across multiple databases with just the default filegroup, it seems that a database with multiple filegroups requires its own LUNs.
Can someone confirm what is true for a database with multiple filegroups:
it requires minimum two LUNs for data: one for primary filegroup & one (or more) for any additional filegroups
there is no (there is?) requirement for a dedicated LUN for logs, i.e. a shared LUN for logs can (cannot?) be used for this database & other databases logs
there is no (there is?) requirement for dedicated volumes, i.e. single set of volumes can (cannot?) be used for this database & other databases LUNs (one volume for log LUNs, one for data LUNs, etc.)
I'm trying to test all this with SMSQL 6 & SQL 2012, but the configuration wizard fails each time, even when the most radical approach is used, i.e. exclusive LUNs & volumes for my test database with two filegroups (see the error message).