Database Sizing

Appendix A

This section suggests sizing solutions, but any final sizing decisions must realistically be guided by business managers working with DBAs to weigh data storage requirements versus costs.

A typical recommendation is to size your database 20% larger than the expected data.

You can store roughly 0.5 million traps per 1G of disk space. Performance typically does not suffer if you oversize. Twenty gigabytes of storage is typical.