This is not a very complicated article, but it might be useful for some of you that occasionally have to test a very large database (more than 2 TB) in SQL Server. As usual, all this tutorial will be focused on Virtual Machines (VM) with VMware Workstation 9.
- A Windows Server VM. I used a Windows Server 2003 machine. You can use VMware Workstation 9.
- SQL Server installed. I used SQL Server 2005 with SQL Server Management Studio.