The Curious Case of… setting up a server for DBCC CHECKDB

(The Curious Case of… used to be part of our bi-weekly newsletter but we decided to make it a regular blog post instead so it can sometimes be more frequent. It covers something interesting one of us encountered when working with a client, doing some testing, or were asked in a random question from the community.)

There was a Twitter #sqlhelp question last week from someone who was provisioning a server for offloading DBCC CHECKDB from a production server, and he asked whether to prioritize CPU or memory when configuring the server. My answer was neither!

On this new server, there will be two