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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Oldest unsent transaction alert for Availability Group

In SQL Server 2008 when using database mirroring, it was possible to set up alerts when the oldest unsent transaction exceeded a certain threshold. We could check the state of any database mirroring ...
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How Automatic Failover Works (AlwaysOn)

I'm going to use AlwaysOn technology on my servers, but it's some unclear points in the documentation: Automatic failover looks like Primary replica (A) unaccessable Secondary replica (B) becomes ...
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Object Auditing with Availability Groups

We are about to implement Availability Groups and it brought up a question. We currently use auditing to see which objects are no longer used in production. We also take a backup each night to use ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Group Forced Failover

May I request your input. I setup SQL 2012 with always on availability group for my databases in sync and secondary readable mode. I completed failover tests with sync mode and it is functioning as ...
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How can I automatically have a node become primary in an Availability Group?

In my environment, I have Db01 and Db02 setup with SQL 2012 AlwaysOn. Db01 is the preferred master as that is where all of the backup jobs reside. Typically, the only time that Db01 is unavailable is ...
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SQL Server 2012 Always On, during a massive DB change

As the topic says, I was wondering if you guys have any advice on potential issues with Always On availability during a massive update? We're in need of making several massive datamodel changes, ...
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Zombie Sql Server DB on Secondary Replica is both in and out of an Availability Group

I have a database in Sql Server 2012 that is on the secondary replica of an availability group. I removed the database from the AG db list on the primary and the db is currently in the Restoring ...
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Backups in Availability Groups

In case of async commit setup and the backup preference set to secondary replica. I have observed, in case of high unsent log size, log backup on secondary replica starts failing for that database ...
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Check the data latency between two Always On Availability Group servers in ASYNC mode

I have implemented Always on Availability Group in asynchronous mode between two servers primary and secondary. When i tried to check the data latency between the servers in performance monitor ...
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SQL Server 2008 mirroring migration to SQL Server 2012 always on

Quick question, request your input. I am migrating a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance with database mirroring to SQL Server 2012 with always on. Should I : Restore the SQL Server 2008 R2 backup to SQL ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups Delayed Replica

With AO SQL 2012, is it possible to configure one of the member as delayed replica? I know ideally we would like this to be synced but in case of human error, it would give us the ability to check on ...
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Can not ping Always On listener from outside primary node

I just setup SQL Server 2012 (on Windows Server 2012) Always On feature and have a problem with connecting to SQL Server Listener from non-primary node (it works from primary node though). Here is ...
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Different results from sys.dm_db_file_space_usage with database prefix

To make it simple: According to MSDN (link) among other sources, you can get the amount of current free space in tempdb by using the following bit of TSQL: -- MSDN version SELECT ...
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Automatic Failover in Availability Group

I have 2 nodes in my SQL server fail over cluster. I use SQL Server 2012 Availability Groups for HA purpose. The problem is that when one my server goes down the automatic fail over does not happen! ...
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Recommended plan for 0min RTO and RPO

I have a Windows Server 2008R2 Server, running SQL Server 2008R2 SP2. The server currently only does a full backup once daily. The server's operational hours are between 8am and 5pm. The server's new ...
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Clustering vs. transactional replication vs. availability groups

Assuming you need to make sure your application that relies on SQL Server 2012 as its database backend is available around the clock, even if one server machine fails. As a developer and not a DBA, I ...
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The remote copy of database “<DBNAME>” is not related to the local copy of the database

I'm trying to join a secondary DB to my SQL Server 2012 Availability Group following this article: Join a Secondary Database to an Availability Group (SQL Server) When I attempt this the local SQL ...
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Check if SQL Agent job is being executed manually

I have a stored procedure that performs database backups. Because I'm looking at Availability Groups within SQL Server 2012 I want to utilise the *sys.fn_hadr_backup_is_preferred_replica* function ...
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Is there a way to implement a cross-database task on SQL Server 2012 with the Availability Groups feature?

We use SQL Server 2012 and its new Availability Groups (AG) feature. There is a task for moving old data of some tables from one database to another database. Both databases are included into ...
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SQL Server 2012 Availability Group issue

I need some assistance and some bandages for shooting myself in the foot. This is a DEV environment but I need to bring it up. I am using SQL Server 2012 Enterprise on Windows 2008 R2. Somehow our ...
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always on availability group with different speed disks

I'm looking to set up SQL Server 2012 installation with an Always On Availability Group, where the 'passive' replica will be hosted at another site on the WAN and using synchronous data commit - the ...
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AlwaysOn AG, DTC with failover

Problem: How can I run Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC) on all servers in an AlwaysOn Availability Group (AG)? I do NOT need to maintain transactions over failover/switchover events. Setup: ...
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Can you direct Availability Groups to fail over to a particular node?

Can you direct Availability Groups to fail over to a specific node in the cluster?
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Mysterious missing transactional replication tokens

I am looking at implementing Transactional Replication subscriptions in an AlwaysOn AvailabilityGroup. I tried to use this as a guide: ...
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SQL Server Agent Jobs and Availability Groups

I'm looking for best practice in dealing with scheduled SQL Server Agent jobs in SQL Server 2012 availability groups. Maybe I missed something, however at the current state I feel that SQL Server ...
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Transaction Log Maintanance While Using AlwaysOn Availability Group

We are using HADR ( AlwaysOn Availability Group) feature of SQL Server 2012. Server and AG Configuration as below: SQL12_SRV1 --> AG1(PRIMARY) - SYNC -->> DBTest SQL12_SRV2 --> AG1(SECONDARY) ...
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Databases outside of AlwaysOn availability group stuck in RESTORING status

I am testing the AlwaysOn feature of SQL Server 2012. I have 2 servers set up and can successfully create availability groups and fail them over between servers. However, any databases that DO NOT ...
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Startup procedure for availability replica becoming primary

Is there any way how to create a startup T-SQL script/procedure for starting availability replica (when state has changed from secondary to primary)? I want to disable SSIS jobs specific for related ...
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Difference between accessing SQL Server by instance name and cluster name [closed]

I have installed failover clustering feature on two servers with Windows Server 2012 and then I installed SQL Server 2012 on both of them. I also enabled SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn feature. Now I can ...
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How do I change SQL Server 2012 Availability Group DNS subdomain?

Questions: how can I get my availability group to be registered as ag-ewgtest.sql.company.com given that my server thinks of itself as server.company.com. Setup: my SQL Server 2012 availability ...
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SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn: need to automatically add databases by script- T-sql or PowerShell

I've installed and successfully configured our SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn 2-node servers for our new "Intranet" that is coming out. I've gotten AlwaysOn working great, and our Front End servers for the ...
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SQL Server 2012 Availability group disk configuration options

Background I am quite far into the process of setting up a 2 server SQL Server 2012 Always on availability cluster to provide redundancy with a readable secondary replica of all our databases. Since ...
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SQL Server 2012, Network for: AlwaysOn Availability Group with AlwaysOn AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instances

Setup: I have two data centers. In site1, my primary site, I'd like to deploy an AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance (FCI). In site2, my data recovery site, I'd like to deploy a single-node instance of ...
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SQL availability groups log maintenance

I have a AG with 2 nodes in a site in sync mode and 1 offsite in async mode. I'm having trouble understanding how the logspace is maintained in this scenario. For instance, I'm taking log backups ...
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Specifying the failover partner when using Availability Groups

We have a situation where we are using replicated databases in an environment that's making use of Availability Groups. As we wanted no manual intervention when failing over, we decided to set up ...
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Are there problems with using SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups with Windows 2008R2?

[Cross post from StackOverflow] Brent Ozar published this webcast (slides, video with free registration) entitled "Real-Life SQL Server 2012: AlwaysOn Lessons Learned", in which he repeatedly states, ...
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What is correct process to physically move an availability replica to another location

Current situation is we have 3 SQL Servers with one availablity group and we plan on moving one of the secondary replicas out of HQ to another location. There will be the span of a few hours between ...
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when can AG primary replica be a different host to WFC primary?

To set up an Availability Group with two servers, the servers both participate in a Windows Failover Cluster. I've seen cases after certain failover modes where the primary IP address in the cluster ...
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Enable TDE for existing AlwaysOn databases

I need to do a little benchmarking of AlwaysOn, both with and without TDE enabled. All the instructions I see cover adding encrypted databases to an availability group, but I see no mention of ...
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SSIS SQL Server 2012 cluster Availibility Group [closed]

We have a three server cluster using AlwaysOn technology, and have created an Availability Group for the SSISDB catalog. How would you change the code to only execute on the primary server?
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Do locks on readonly secondary databases propagate to the Read/Write Database

I'm thinking about using SQL Server Availability Groups in SQL Server 2012 to offload reporting on our main database to a second read only server that is kept in sync through the availability group. ...
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Availability Groups and Partition Swapping

Is it possible to use SQL 2012 Availability Groups over two machines and perform partition swapping on the primary machine ?
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Recovery time effects of Availability Groups

We did different kinds of basic Tests and AlwaysOn passed in many tests. We finally did a heavy write test for AlwaysOn and it gave surprising results. The actual Test details are here, the goal is ...
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How do Availability Groups work with cheduled jobs and SSIS packages?

I have 2 SQL Servers set up with a database in an AlwaysOn Availability Group. I also have jobs set up which run against the database. During a failover how do I ensure the jobs will continue to run ...
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How to link users and logins in an Availability Group?

I've got an Availability Group going and need to map some logins to database users on an active secondary replica. (Node2) Unfortunately, when I try to exec sp_change_users_login or alter user with ...
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Logins aren't syncing across Availability Groups

We have 2 servers in an AlwaysOn group. While the user accounts within each synchronized database exist on both servers, the database instance level logins only exist on one of the servers. Ie ...
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Cross Database transactions with Availability Groups

Recently we are working on a POC to get Always on work and happened to see this article in BOL http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms366279.aspx This article suggests that there would be ...
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Preferred node for read on Availability Group in a multisite configuration

We are going to set up a multi (at least 2) site configuration, and we want to achieve both HA as well as a good resource usage. The sites will be interconnected through a high speed, dedicated ...
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SQL Server connection with multiSubnetFailover fails, claims mirroring is enabled

I have two SQL Server instances in an availability group. They are not mirrored. I'm trying to connect to the AG using the MS JDBC drivers (4.0) with a connection string including ...
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Availability Group reporting disconnected replica [closed]

I'm trying to configure availability groups in a VM environment so I can run some tests. I think I've got the group created correctly, I can see the Always on group on both servers. However when I ...