Availability Groups are a new feature of SQL Server 2012 that provide continuous data synchronization, automatic failover and secondary read access for one or many SQL Server databases.

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SQL Server 2014 AG Listener

I have built a two node SQL Server 2014 Always On cluster on the same subnet. I need to create two availability groups/listeners in the same instance for two sets of databases. Do I need two separate ...
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SQL Server 2012 Explicit transactions taking time with Always on Setup

We have a weird issue while we setup the AlwaysOn on Azure VM. We have explicit transactions in our stored procedures, and which are causing some delays and blocking when till the time we get the ...
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Adding Secondary Data file in SQL Always on

How to add the Secondary Data file to the Database which is a part of Always on availability Group in SQL Server 2012.
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Sql Server Licensing & Clustering for AlwaysOn

For Sql Server 2014, reading these MSDN link and Microsoft PDF file about licensing, created a couple of questions. For AlwaysOn do we need WSFC or FCI? How are WSFC and FCI different? If we only ...
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AlwaysOn AG Live Migration

A couple of thoughts on AlwaysOn AG migrations: Is there a reason why Microsoft didn't implement similar technology to Hyper-V Live Migration to AlwaysOn AGs so that the buffer pool and cache are ...
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Do Triggers in the Active Secondary Database of an AlwaysOn Group Execute?

If I have triggers on tables in a database that is a member of an AlwaysOn group, will they fire on the secondary? If they do fire, and they do something different on the secondary will it matter as ...
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Why are these two HADR DMVs reporting different states?

SQL Server 2012 (11.0.5058.0) Enterprise Edition We have 8 Availability Groups in a 2(HA)+1(DR) cluster and our monitoring DMVs are reporting results that confuse me. 6 Availability Groups are ...
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Create Linked Server to AlwaysOn Availability Group Listener

I have an alwayson availability group setup using SQL 2014 and Windows Server 2012 R2. There are 3 nodes in the group. The SQL Service is running as a Managed Service account on each node (1 MSA for ...
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How can SQL server AlwaysOn AG can be used as a DR feature?

I'm using AlwaysOn ag feature as a HA feature where automatic failover is possible.. I was thinking to log shipping as DR but there is potential data loss in that.. thinking of using ag as a ...
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Service Credentials to use in AlwaysOn Availability Groups?

When using AlwaysOn Availability Groups does each SQL Instance need to use the same service credentials? We are setting up a new SQL2014 deployment and will be using AlwaysOn. If I have 2 SQL servers ...
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Replicate a database to one secondary replica, but not the other secondary replica using Availability Group

I have a 3 nodes cluster in an availability group. There are two databases on the primary node. One database I want to replicate to the 2 secondary nodes. Another database I just want to replicate ...
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Is there a TSQL command or another way to rename AOAG (Always On Availability Group)?

We have an AOAG named with "space" and I need to rename it to not have "spaces". It was created before my time. The 3rd party vendor tool does not work with AOAG that has spaces. There are about 40 ...
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CLR Assemblies and SQL Server Availability Groups

I have a SQL 2012 Availability group. On that I also have a database with a .Net assembly that is using PERMISSION_SET = UNSAFE. CREATE ASSEMBLY drawing FROM ...
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2012 Always on (AG only) Where should the Windows Cluster SIT?

2012 Always On and the Windows Cluster, shouldn't the Windows Cluster be on a separate server like the Domain controller/BackupDomainController? With Windows clustering Services on each node ...
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Login synchronization in 2012 AlwaysOn

I have a rather unique situation (or so it seems since there isn't anything I've found on the web about this). I have an AlwaysOn Availability Group configured without HA Failover, to an asynchronous ...
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Shrink MDF and LDF files when database is in always on SQL server 2014 [duplicate]

Can we shrink the log files in the SQL Server when the database are on always on feature?
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The Service Broker endpoint is in disabled or stopped state - AoAG - SQL Server 2012 - 15 minute interval

I receive this error message in SQL Server error log every 15 minutes. I have setup AOAG on this server. The database option "Service Broker - Broker Enabled" is turned on for the Blackberry related ...
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DR option for SharePoint databases? ideas and experiences

First let me clarify that I am not looking for thoughts in terms what is the best or the bad options for a DR for SQL Server. I am just looking for for inputs from experienced people. We are running ...
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AlwaysOn Listener and DNS

We have two DNS servers which replicate entried between them and we recently had a DNS issue where some of the listener addresses were removed from one of the servers only. At that point some of our ...
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Having trouble designing my preferred backup scheme

First some background: I have two Windows servers running MS-SQL-2014 setup in an availability group (synchronous auto-failover, preferred backup on secondary). They host many databases. Right now ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups back up schedules

We have AlwaysOn Availability Groups primary and secondary replicas where the secondary replica is preferred for back up jobs to take place as long as it is available. I created back up jobs on both ...
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Can't create an Availability Group with Powershell when instance uses non-standard port

I am trying to create an Always On Availability Group with PowerShell, something I have done many times before but am hitting an issue now that I am using non-standard ports for the SQL Instance I ...
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Where is Connection String Located as it relates to Availability Group Listeners?

I am trying to teach myself about Availability Group Listeners and see that I need to update a "Connection String." I know that I have a connection string in my web.config file on the Web server, but ...
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Replacing Database in High Availability Group Enviroment

Looking for some advice regarding replacing a database within a SQL 2012 High Availability Group environment setup as synchronous with auto failover. A little bit of background on the reason for this. ...
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SQL AlwaysOn Data Sync

We are in the planning phase to implement AlwaysOn Availability Groups. What is the best practice to setup the file share for data synchronization? Network path or local machine (creating a share on ...
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SQL Service Broker and AlwaysOn Issue

I'm having an issue setting up my current environment using AlwaysOn and SSB and I'll try to explain as best as I can here: Current environment: Server A Server B database x(Pub) ...
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Do I need a separate server for Quorum?

We are working on setting up AlwaysOn Availability Group for SQL Server 2014. There will be 2 nodes: 1 Primary Replica and another is Secondary Replica. The question is, do we need a separate server ...
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How many records should be deleted when batch delete is used?

I am going to migrate a large amount of data from one table to other table. The target data source table has foreign key constrains, so I am not able to use DELETE with OUTPUT clause, but need to have ...
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SSMS Registered Servers with ReadOnly Application Intent

We are working on SQL Server 2014 POC testing with AlwaysOn and one of the user asked about saving the configuration of SSMS with ReadOnly Intent using the registered servers in Local server group. ...
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Alwayson Database Recovery Failure during TDE encryption

Last week I enabled TDE encryption on my AlwaysOn Availability Group databases of SQL Server 2012. During the encryption of one of the larger databases, bigDB (~200gb) a failover event occurred. Of ...
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AlwaysOn AG - CPU limitations

I’ve been trying to find out if the same CPU limitations database mirroring has apply to Availability Groups. My guess is that the same limitations exists, given that Availability Groups was built on ...
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SQL AlwaysOn Availability 2 synchronous nodes on either side of an asynchronous link

Say we have two datacentres, DC-A and DC-B. Say in each DC, there are two SQL servers. DC-A has SQL-A1 and SQL-A2 and DC-B has SQL-B1 and SQL-B2. Is it possible to have SQL with an AlwaysOn ...
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Manual Failover with AlwaysOn availability group

We are planning to upgrade our SQL 2012 to SQL 2014. We currently use a mirror for our production databases but are planning to move to availability groups. We are going to be running 2 SQL Servers on ...
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How to query readonly replica in Always On cluster

We have an Always On "cluster" that consists of 2 servers (there will be more), so one is PRIMARY and other(s) is(are) SECONDARY. The idea was to dedicate SECONDARY as a readonly replica, so it would ...
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SQL Server Availability Group Design Question/RFC

We are in the early stages of planning an upgrade/redesign of our SQL environment and I am seeking advice/feedback. The scenario: Current SQL Server 2008R2 EE on Windows Server 2008 R2, blade ...
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Restoring a Database in an Availability Group

I located an extremely helpful process outlined in the thread below, but needed some clarification. This may be a silly question, but I'm a bit new to Availability Groups. In the steps outlined in the ...
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SQL Cluster, AlwaysOn AG, or Something Else? [closed]

I really needs some help with Setting up SQL servers. We are re-configuring our network and have no clue how to resolve our SQL issue. My Network Admin. wants an "Active/Active" with shared storage ...
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SQL Server Management Studio with Multi subnet HADR cluster

We are starting to deploy Multi-Subnet HADR AlwaysOn clusters for our environment. Using MultiSubnetFailover=True in application connection strings works. However, SSMS connections require manual ...
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Availability Group: ReadIntent connection failing

I have two nodes configured in an AG group in a dev domain: node1.DevDomain.com node2.DevDomain.com My own workstation is on our production domain: MyMachine.ProdDomain.com When I test ...
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Migrating VLDB to AlwaysON AG

I have been using AlwaysON AG for a long time now and currently have about 10TB of data across 120 databases and 3 AG groups for any application that is on SQL 2012 with great success. Each AG group ...
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High Availability Error “An error occurred while receiving data: '10054(An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.)'.”

I have trouble in configuring High Availability, I searched a lot but I was unsuccessful in fixing it. I got this error : "An error occurred while receiving data: '10054(An existing connection ...
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Sleeping queries blocking rebuild index and update statistics job in Always on

At one of your client sides we have configured Always on with synchronous mode.Also we have schedule rebuild index and update statistics job which runs in night every alternate day. the issue is ...
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Syncing Uncontained Objects with AlwaysOn Availability Groups

In setting up our HA environment (AlwaysOn AG), I came across the add-in ssms_2012_ag_addin_setup.exe that I got from SQLSkills. ...
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How AlwaysOn Availability Group secondary replica catches up with primary after secondary server long downtime

Can someone point me to the MS article or blog post that explains in details how AlwaysOn Availability Group secondary replica catches up with primary after secondary server long downtime? I did ...
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AlwaysOn with TDE

Recently, I setup an availability group with 3 nodes. The 2 synchronous nodes are on the same domain, "domain 1". The third asynchronous (DR) node is on a different domain, "domain 2". I have a new ...
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Change Data Capture for Asynchronous Secondary Replica

MSDN states the following in Active Secondaries: Readable Secondary Replicas (AlwaysOn Availability Groups) for SQL Server 2014: Limitations and Restrictions: Change tracking and change data ...
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ApplicationIntent=ReadOnly Traffic when no Readable Secondary Available

We have a SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Availibility Group with 2 nodes. We have synchronous commit between the 2 replicas. They are both set to accept ReadOnly connections when acting as secondaries and to ...
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What is the appropriate value for DBCC CLEANTABLE batch size?

I have removed to NVARCHAR(MAX) columns from a table and what to calculated how exactly the table size was reduced. Usually, I am rebuilding the clustered indexes but the table has more then 1.6 ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups go to Resolving status

We have a two-node cluster set up running SQL Server 2012 on Windows Server 2012 R2. The base cluster consists of only those two nodes. The quorum is set up as node + disk majority, with a shared ...
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AlwaysOn SQL Agent Jobs [duplicate]

We are running AlwaysOn on three replicas. The primary and first secondary are synchronous for failover purposes. The second secondary is a read-only asynchronous server for reporting. The only thing ...