Is it advisable to have a SharePoint Content Database on a SQL Database Server that is not specific for SharePoint?

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We can't speak to your particular scenario, but in general, SharePoint should have a dedicated SQL server.


Use a dedicated server for SQL Server To ensure optimal performance for farm operations, we recommend that you install SQL Server on a dedicated server that does not run other farm roles and does not host databases for other applications. this is for production.

For Dev/ testing you can use the shared sql server. read more here:

Use a dedicated server for SQL Server

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