A few weeks ago Bala Narasimhan from PernixData and I recorded a short conversation where we discussed the tips and tricks that both DBAs and Infrastructure Administrators need to maximize the performance of their systems without significant re-architecting of their environments. Check it out!
Test SQL Server sequential disk read performance by backing up your database to nowhere!
Backup database AdventureWorks to disk=’NUL’
Check data volume and divide by time taken to backup. Viola – there is your throughput!