sql server 2008 express in production environment

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Hi,

Since Episerver 5.0 r2 supports SQL Server 2008 express when developing / testing - can it also run on SQL Server 2008 express in production environment?

There are some limitation to the database such as max 4 Gb database, 1 Cpu and some memory restrictions, but does EpiServer require some features that are not included in the express version?

thank you in advance

Andreas

 

 

#25342
Oct 21, 2008 16:44
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Hi,

It shouldn't be any problem what I now of. The limitations are within sql express itself. I think the system requirements are written as it is from a "political" point of view rather than technical. Meaning that if you have a large enterprise site you cannot be expected to get support from us to tweak episerver cms to run on a sql express database that has as you say memory restrictions, which could be a customer argument for not saying they cannot use sql express.

In otherwords we don't recommend it and don't support it but go ahead at your own risk... Smile

/Per

#25344
Oct 21, 2008 21:13
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Don't forget the 1GB RAM limit in Express 2005/2008.
#25369
Oct 22, 2008 20:44
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