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Scenarios in which you might need to restore large number of databases at once?

I've seen several online sources mentioning that you should always have a restore script automated for the possible need to restore a large number of databases at once and quickly get back up and ...
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Mirror Suspended - can't detatch

We have a site where they have MS SQL 2005 and we are mirroring a database. At some point around Xmas it's stopped mirroring after an unscheduled reboot. Trying to resume just throws an error, and ...
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Shrinking a physical transaction log file on a mirrored database

I have 2 SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition instances that are mirrored. Both instances are running Service Pack 1. I run Full backups daily and transaction log backups every half hour (through ...
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SQL Server Backup transaction error

Hi I am attempting to backup the transaction log file to setup mirroring in SQL Server I execute BACKUP LOG CUSTOMER TO DISK ='K:\JonDB\CUSTOMER.trn' WITH INIT GO And I receive Processed 6587361 ...
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Database Mirroring: Cannot set witness in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 using Azure

I am using Azure. I am unable to connect to a witness server though Microsoft SQL Server 2014 for database mirroring. Everything I have researched seems to point to this article ...
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Why am I getting this network error when setting up database mirroring?

I have two servers, one in the Portsmouth, NH datacenter, one in the Kansas City datacenter, same domain. Trying to set up mirroring. First, does it matter that one server has Windows 2008R2 server ...
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turn off (synchronized) database

I just found a database, and I have no Idea what to do. I can't drop, update, or anything. The database is in this state: How can i turn it off? Because, it's already off ! I tried to restore ...
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Recommended mirroring alternative?

SETUP 2 Amazon EC2 SQL 2014 servers in different availability regions. Synchronous mirroring S3 for archiving full backups & logs at night Right now for simplicity, nightly full compressed ...
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Database mirroring with fixed set of tables without sql server replication

We have requirement of mirroring the database with some fixed set of tables. We do not want to use sql server replication for that purpose. Do we have any solution for that or any software for this ...
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CPU utilization reached 100% after changing OS time on SQL Server with Mirroring configured for a database

We have configured mirroring on SQL database server. Suddenly principal database server reached 100% CPU, windows log events shows following 2 logs This event is generated when the system time ...
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Should I pause mirroring when I reboot the witness server?

So I know that when patching the two main database servers (SQL Server for the record) you do the mirror, failover and then when it's all caught up do the new mirror, but what about the witness box? ...
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Backing up to Nul on an SQL Mirror

I've seen and read a lot of questions about the transaction log and I know that backing it up to nul is usually frowned upon, however my understanding is that this is from a data recovery perspective. ...
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Can't mirror SQL Server 2012 database

I'm trying to set up database mirroring with SQL Server 2012 STD, but can't get it to work. Got this error: The server network address "TCP://sql2.fea-rp.local:5022" can not be reached or does not ...
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Split Mirror Backup in db2

In my database apart from storing the daily backup, the disks are getting used for other purposes also. So how can I do the disk mirroring for Split Mirror Backup if I don't use external storage?
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Application trying to connect to mirror DB randomly

We have a couple of SQL Server 2012 instances involved on mirroring without witness and operating mode is asynchronous in all cases and we do not use witness, so there is no automatic failover. JNDI ...
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Endpoint modification in SQL Server mirroring

I have three SQL Server 2008 R2 machines which are configure to be Principal, Mirror and Witness. I need to move them to another subnet, therefore their IP addresses will change; and i had configure ...
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Two SQL Servers cross-mirroring each other?

I'm looking to see if I can create a "Brother's Keeper" environment in SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition. I have a large number of databases across multiple servers. I'm not worried about scalability ...
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Unexpected server behavior with SQL Server

Production server inexplicably responds. Server runs on Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V. There is also identical to the DR server. On Server stores the production base, and is configured and Mirror ...
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SQL Server agent error on a the mirror database

I configured mirroring on one of my databases. The database is in a SQL Server cluster. The mirroring is working great, but all the jobs that set to run fail. The error is: Date 9/10/2015 ...
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SQL Server 2012 Mirror in a Disconnected state - how do I fix it?

We had a hardware failure last night and we got our servers up and running. After logging into SSMS I find all the mirrored databases in a disconnected state. I've done some searching with ...
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SQL Server 2012 - Can't detach database on mirror server

I'm running SQL Server 2012 in a mirror configuration and I need to move the mirror's transaction files. I deleted the mirror setup on the primary but I can't detach the databases on the mirror, the ...
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Sql Server Mirroring Failover and Failback

I have the following mirroring setup for DR. Principal (ServerA) Mirror (ServerB). When we do a DR test we do manual failover from Principal (ServerA) to Mirror(ServerB), so now: ServerB is ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Two Files Stuck In Restoring Status

Background: SQL Server 2008 R2 mirrored and clustered. We recently failed over the databases via mirror and everything went smoothly. When it was time to do a differential backup, I got an error so I ...
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Propper way to monitor SQL Server mirror status from service or job?

We have a production DB which is in a mirror configuration. It is in synchronous high safety with automatic failover configuration. Right now we monitor it using windows service which pings it. Is ...
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Mirroring won't fail back

Got an interesting mirroring issue. I am using SQL Server 2008 R2. Server A mirrors 8 databases to Server B ideally. Right now the 8 databases are principal on Server B (otherwise healthy). When I ...
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Replace/upgrade mirrored server hardware

We are deploying new VMs for a mirrored database that is in high safety mode with automatic failover and also going from SQL Server 2008 to SQL Server 2008R2. Most of the documentation I've come ...
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SQL Server Mirroring Removed

Does anyone know how to tell when SQL Server mirroring was removed from a database? My log file is flooded with login failures but I can't find mention of removing of a mirror. Is there any DMV way ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Mirroring issues

I have this very frustrating problem that I've been trying to figure out for almost a week now. I have two SQL Server 2008 R2 STD w/SP3 box running on Windows 2012 R2 with two instances each, Server1 ...
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Safe delete Transaction Log in SQL Mirroring scenario

We are using SQL Server Mirroring with a witness (High Safety mode) and we see the transaction log on the Principal Server has grown around 20 GB in few weeks. I looked around on SO and google for ...
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Could not redo log record on mirror

One of my database mirrors is in the suspended state today and the error log on the mirror shows the following. Could not redo log record (338934:102862:477), for transaction ID (0:848150408), ...
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Mirroring DB failover, and found Schema different

I set two database mirroring with Safety OFF. Once I do failover to mirroring DB, I found there are some Stored Procedure Schema different. Does anyone have same problem before ? What is the root ...
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Endpoint acting as a mirror and witness?

Let's say I have 4 SQLServer 2012 R2 divided into two mirrors: SQL1-1 with its mirror SQL1-2. The Witness is SQL2-2. SQL2-1 with its mirror SQL2-2. The Witness is SQL1-2. The mirorring has been ...
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SQL Server 2012 and DBM

Why would MSFT would deprecate mirroring from 2012.. I understand alwaysON will replace it but then SE users are left with nothing..no alwaysON or dbm from future releases.. Just analyzing from end ...
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Transactional publication and database mirroring considerations

I've recently taken over a project, and with it comes 2 backends. 1st is the production services backend and the 2nd is a reporting service backend. Both of which are 2008r2 instances. The production ...
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Mirror db from production to test and acceptance nightly or weekly

I have read this Easy or Schedulable way to move data from Production to Test and it seems not automated. I would like to have a daily or weekly push of my production server data to one or two ...
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Why my database mirror break down after changing file group settings from RESTRICTED_USER to MULTI_USER?

My environment is the following: VMWare 5.5 vitalized server MS Windows Server 2008R2 Enterprise domain and SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise. Centralized storage with fibre-channel connection. I have ...
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SQL Server 2012 mirror setup - how to reduce transaction log files [duplicate]

We just upgraded our Windows Server 2003\SQL Server 2005 setup to Windows Server 2012/SQL Server 2012. Both configurations have a mirror with NO witness server. On the old setup the transaction logs ...
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When I implement database mirroring in SQL server it shows an error

When I click the start mirroring button it shows the below error message. When I try to connect the mirror and witness server through management studio it's connecting and working fine. The user I am ...
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How To Roll Back DR Transactions Without Breaking Mirror

We have a full data center DR test coming up and will need to fail over all of our SQL Server databases to the DR site. The majority (>80%) of our databases are SQL Server 2008 R2 using Database ...
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SQL Server 2008 commit overhead warnings

I have four mirrored user DB's on a pair of Server 2008 R2 machines. My Db engine is SQL Server 2008. Of the four Db's one is warning me of overhead commit latencies ( > 20ms). From some research on ...
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SQL Server Mirroring (with Witness) and Client Timeouts

Can you explain what happens in this situation. Imagine I have a Sql Server Mirroring set-up with 2 databases and 1 witness. Database clients have in their ConnectionStrings the Principal= and ...
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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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migrate db's - best way to mirror or replicate a full database

I would like to mirror/replicate my databases to the cloud. The cloud is setup using VPN to my actual machine. I am a bit confused by the options I have and would like to get some light into it. My ...
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Steps to stop and start SQL Mirror server instance in Amazon EC2

I have to stop and start the SQL server instance running on AWS. What are the steps that needs to be followed to get the Mirror server working again. Would the steps described here Should I pause ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Moving nodes in mirrored environment

Was hoping that I would find this documented somewhere, but I've searched and searched. Finally asking the question myself: I have SQL Server 2008 R2 in a HA setup (primary/mirror/witness) I want to ...
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Backup Mirror database

I have database mirroring setup between two SQL 2012 servers in two different datacenters. For testing purposes in the "mirrored" datacenter I would like to create a working copy of the database. ...
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How to clean DBMIRROR_EVENTS_QUEUE process on broken mirror?

We setup mirror (on SQL Server 2008 R2), but it fails during the setup. After that the mirror was moved on another server. My problem is that it left some process, because on that server I see active ...
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Changing the Service Account with SQL Server Mirroring

As the title suggests we are looking to change the service account of a SQL Server mirror implementation. I will be using the same account on all 3 servers involved in the configuration. I know each ...
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SQL Server : Restoring database mirroring once its turned off

I was running security updates on the sql server mirror setup and I encountered split brain scenario as mentioned here Should I pause Mirroring and stop SQL Server services before running windows ...
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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Mirrors Go Into Disconnected

I have some Microsoft SQL server 2012 mirrors, without a witness in asynchronous mode, that are sporadically going into disconnected. I am running SQL Server 2012 11.0.5058. Looking at the logs on ...