I want to avoid hiccups in my SharePoint setup, so I will like to ask what database should I specify for Search Service Application. Should I use the same database specified for my SharePoint Farm Configuration.

I am running SharePoint 2013 Server on a single server on windows 2012 datacenter edition.

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Best practices is that you assign those database to the same database server. The names of the Search db's can be set when creating a new search service application and are by default prefilled. The only thing you may need to apply is a possible company policy when creating databases.

More information about a Search Service Application can be found on TechNet using the following url: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg502597(v=office.15).aspx.


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