Hi All, I'm new here - didn't spend too much time searching forums but would like to get some type of quick answer to this question. We have a DB server handling lots of IDS alerts storing on a 120 GB raid 5 partition (yeah i know, i didn't choose raid 5). We are having serious performance issues due to the amount of things that are occuring on this DB. We have lots of events being stored, then we have lots of people running large queries against the DB. The thought is to get a FC drive array set it up as raid 0+1 store the DB file there, then pysically connect 2 other machines running SQL server (MS2000) and point their data file to the same DB file but somehow put them in a read only mode. The additional 2 servers would be used to run queries against the data file. Is this possible? If so, any pointers?