I've googled a great deal, and can't come up with an answer to this.
In SQL Server 2008R2 will currently deployed applications (Asp.Net, .Net Smart Client) still work (with a connection string pointing to a single DB server) if I turn on Mirroring without redeploying the apps?
The original apps are deployed and only expecting one server.
I understand the client apps without the "Failover Partner" section of the connection string won't know to use failover partner in the event of a primary failover event, however I don't want to break currently deployed apps. Rolling out new apps that are failover-aware will happen at one point, but would rather know the implications of setting up mirroring first.
Apologies if this should be on ServerFault as it pertains to .Net Application Access. Would ask in the Meta if my deadline allowed me the time.