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 AG databases went into 'Synchronizing/In recovery' after upgrading to 2014

We have 3 replica AG setup: 2 replicas are in sync/automatic failover the other(DR Server, different subnet) in asynchronous/manual mode All these replicas were on SQL Server 2012. Recently we ...
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Load balancing with Windows Clustering and AlwaysOn Availability Groups

I have some questions regarding Clustering and AlwaysON. If I need to build a 3 node cluster - 2 active and one passive. Each node will be 16 CPU and 128 GB RAM. Does this mean that I will have ...
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IP from a different subnet is registered even after node and resource were removed

We run two SQL server at primary site in AlwaysOn High Availability Group on subnet 10.10.0.0/24 A third SQL server is running on secondary site in a different subnet 10.10.1.0/24 We have had third ...
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Geo-clustering using SQL Server 2012 Enterprise with AlwaysOn

We are trying to take our current SQL 2012 Enterprise edition 3 node cluster (OS 2012) and add a 4th node to the cluster that will be at another location. And everything I find is telling me to use ...
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Availability Groups and Transactional Replication

My client has a setup as shown below. AG Group A ---------> Server A (DB--> A) ----> Server B ( DB--> A) Transactional Rep --> Server A ( DB-->A ) ---> Server C ( DB--> B) AG ...
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SQL Server - Company wants HA for single instance with 1 userDB - sanity check and questions

I am new to SQL Server (2 months) and learning at a gov company (europe). The job is to make a HA solution for this 1 productive instance (1 database). Following is given SQL Server 2012 Windows ...
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SQL Server 2012 , TDE key rotation for a database in Availabilty groups

I need to do TDE Key Rotation for a database in availability groups in SQL Server 2012 for PCI Compliance. Need help please on procedure to follow .
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Availability Group log_reuse_wait = Replication

We have a SQL 2014 Availability Group with 3 replicas of our primary database - 2 in our main data center and 1 in our DR center. We did a large index rebuild on the primary which obviously needs to ...
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shrink database in always on availability

hi i was using this query for shrinking the database log file USE Tfs_CoE; GO ALTER DATABASE Tfs_CoE SET RECOVERY SIMPLE; GO DBCC SHRINKFILE (Tfs_CoE_Log, 1); GO ALTER DATABASE Tfs_CoE SET RECOVERY ...
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Log Shipping copy job doesn't delete old files on a secondary node that is part of AlwaysOn configuration

I have the following setup, all servers are SQL 2014 Enterprise: 2 node AlwaysOn availability group; third server for off-site DR. Log backups are being taken on the primary node, copied to the ...
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DTC and AlwaysOn

We're heading into a new infrastructure: HyperV, Violin storage & dualsite setup We're looking into AlwaysOn for dual site, but we are using DTC on many of our systems. Do you know if the ...
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Rename Availability Group and AG script

I have two questions for you guys. I really appreciate your help. 1.- Is there a way to rename an Availability Group? 2.- Is there a way to get the T-SQL statements in order to re create a ...
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SQL Server 2012 Always On AG - DBEngine Service account locking

I am having a strange issue and am hoping you guys might be able to help! Problem: I have a 2 node SQL Server 2012 Availability Group Cluster utilising a FSW. Both nodes are using the same DBEngine ...
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SQL AlwaysOn Availability Groups network performance

Our customers are asking to implement our products while configuring AlwaysOn Availability Groups ( between two FCI with Asynchronic commit ). The DR server is geographically far from the Production ...
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SQL Server 2014 Avaliability Group DbMgrPartnerCommitPolicy

I have an environment with 2 Windows Server 2012 R2 servers, both with SQL Server 2014 Expensive edition. Whenever a change happens in the AGs (such as: AlwaysOn Availability Groups connection with ...
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SQL Server Always On Failover Cluster Design

I have two databases. One I'd like to set up in an availability group between two servers (two instances, one on each server). The database is not huge and I'm not expecting it to grow ...
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can i shrink log file in full recovery model

i have configured Always on Availability group where iam unable to shrink log file size through simple recovery model. can i shrink the log file size in full recovery model if yes or possible then is ...
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SQL 2014 Availability Group Cluster or Listener

We recently deployed a setup of SQL 2014 availability groups and we are having some difficulty with the failover. Setup: Two windows server 2012R2 VMs in a windows cluster with a CNAME pointed at ...
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SQL 2014 AlwaysON Backup

I have 2 SQL server 2014 configured as AlwaysOn cluster. I've found that full backups are not supported on the secondary replica just read only backups. I have several questions regarding the issue ...
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AlwaysOn Manual failback not working correctly

I've set up a small fail over cluster using AlwaysOn in SQL Server 2014 and Windows 2012R2. The cluster (SQL-CLUSTER-DEMO) just contains 2 SQL nodes (SQL-01 [Primary] & SQL-02 [Secondary]) and a ...
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SQL Server 2014 Availability Group failed

I have 3 servers on VMware workstation: Win 2012 R2 as ADDC -Cluster service. Win 2012 R2 as SQL server primary replica . Win 2012 R2 as SQL server secondary replica (auto fail-over). My ...
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AlwaysOn Availability Groups

We are looking at setting up SQL AlwaysOn availability groups in the following environment: we have two SQL 2014 Enterprise Servers on two different host Hyper-V 2012 servers. They each have ...
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SQL Server 2014 - Replica Server not available

I'm new to Sql Server and want to install SQL server alwayson clustering on my test environment. I followed the steps by this site: On each node I can connect to SQL Server but why my 2nd node is not ...
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SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Group

We have an application that needs access to the database all the time to work properly and we are planning on deploying SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn Availability Groups on Windows Server 2012. We have ...
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Cluster Failure

Earlier this evening we received notice of failures in regard to the availability groups. Our plan is to fail it back over tonight, but we'd like to know the possible root cause of the initial ...
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Why is SAN Replication is Causing Random Database Corruption?

Having a strange issue with a disaster recovery technology we're trying to implement. The environment in both datacenters is the same having VMWare and Dell Equallogic SANs, which are the same ...
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Does our application work with sql-server AlwaysOn?

This is the question a client of ours is asking. For now I have given a generic response that we will support this however they should provide us with a test environment. Our application is using ...
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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)? [duplicate]

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 ...