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SQL Server USE ignores IF block

I want to shrink the transaction log file of several databases using a maintenance plan. Those databases are mirrored, therefore the shrink task cannot be executed on the MIRROR databases, but the ...
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Mirror database on same server instance for better read performance?

I am developing a somewhat big web application, which uses data which is aggregated using a crawler. The crawler is constantly writing to the database and updates many tables at the same time. For the ...
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SQL Server: mirroring several tables in different databases

I want to keep several tables in two different databases mirrored. Both databases are within the same server, and both are SQL Server dbs. This mirroring only affects the data they contain, not the ...
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Safe to start Mirroring on Production Server?

We have a 350 Gig DB on SQL Server 2008. We intend to backup and restore it then immediately start mirroring. Is starting a mirror a dangerous operation to do on a production database ? Can I expect ...
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Mirroring between two Ms-sql servers for Migrating server from one Datacenter to other Datacenter

I have a query about microsoft sql server. I'm looking for migrating ms sql server from one vendor to another vendor(Datacenter). I'm looking to have a mirror configuration between servers since my ...
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Failover Mirror

My name is Jackson and I'm from Brazil, sorry about my English. My question is about the failover process in SQL Server Mirror. Question: If just the database, not a instance or a server, goes ...
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SQL Server Database Mirroring is going to die. How can I guarantee high availability now?

The Database Mirroring feature of SQL Server is going to die: This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan ...
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Can't set up mirroring for a specific database

We have several databases. All of them are mirrored. Until now, we never had issues with this. One database had some problems, and now when we try to enable mirror again, it just stops. Message in ...
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Ola Hallengren with database mirroring

I am about to setup Ola Hallengrens database maintenance plan. We have our database mirrored and I was just wanting to know if I need to run the script on both my Sql Server instances or only the ...
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Having DB Mirroring and Replication together

Can anybody help me understand why do one go combination of Database Mirroring + Replication. Why can't I just have Database mirroring for high availability of my database. What is the need of ...
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TempDB causing high IO writes - dependent on server's max memory setting [duplicate]

I have a mirrored SQL Server 2012 database. The first server has a hugh tempdb write IO load when the maximum memory limit is set above 8192 mb. These 8192 where the original setting for both the ...
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Can you restore log file backups to a mirror database after failure?

Purely a theoretical question as I've been considering possible DR scenarios... In this scenario: The link between a principle and a mirror server becomes unavailable for a period of time (e.g. ...
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Should I pause Mirroring and stop SQL Server services before running windows updates?

I am running Windows update on my SQL Servers (which are in a Principal-Mirror partnership, in High Safety mode). I am starting with updating the mirror and I was wondering, to increase safety, ...
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SQL Server Mirroring send/receive ack time not normal

I have a problem that arises during the performance test by microsoft team in my client. The report that is given to us provide information about whether or not a parameter is good based on the Object ...
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ERP (Oracle) real time backup [closed]

I work in a small company, that runs an ERP that holds about 600MB of data. My task at hand is, to find a way to always have real time backup of the erp (Oracle 11g) that can be retrieved easily (so ...
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Data mirroring suggestions

On my test environment, I have a SQL 2012 2-node physical cluster that accesses a common iSCSI storage on a separate Windows Server 2012 box. What options are there if I want to backup this storage to ...
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SQL Server: Principal DB becomes unavailable after problem with mirror DB, even with Set Partner Safety Off?

We've got a very simple mirroring setup here: just a principal DB and mirror DB, no witness, running in high-performance mode with SET PARTNER SAFETY OFF. This problem has happened to us twice now: ...
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Mirroring in SQL Server 2012

I've got newly installed Win 2008 R2 machines, in a workgroup, in the same subnet, and of course SQL Server 2012. I allowed login with SQL Server authentication, thinking it may help with each ...
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database mirror problem with Network Service account

I have two SQL Server 2008 R2 instances installed on same Server and the engine log on as Network Service account which is set by installation. there is a database TestDB on both instances. I try to ...
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Snapshotting Database Tables

I have a reporting database (in SQL Server) that takes nightly snapshots of the production data (Oracle) for users to query against for the next day, but now the requirement is getting to be that they ...
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Database failover/failback history

I am a SQL DBA newbie, and I am trying to get the failover/failback history for one of our mirrored servers. I am able to get the the failover history from event viewer but do not know how to the get ...
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Best Possible Solution for Reporting Mirroring or Replication?

Hi I have SQL SERVER 2008R2 Data Centre Edition and I use SSRS and a Vendor application for reporting. I have a Reporting Server where we backup and restore everyday from Live Server to have Data ...
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Database Mirroring and Snapshots

As part of a SQL Server deployment, it was proposed to use Database mirroring as a redundancy option as well as allowing for Reporting and MI to be detached from the Operational DB. The proposal is ...
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Failover scenario with principal “hard down”

My company has a failover pair of SQL Server 2005 instances, which provide database availability for a UL-licensed alarm/call center, where uptime and availability are critical for life safety. ...
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Troubleshooting Mirroring Configuration

I am configuring database mirroring on SQL Server 2012. After configuration I am getting the following error when attempting to start the mirroring session: tcp server cannot be reached or does ...
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sql server-mirroring 3 sql server

we are developing an application for a company and this company has 3 branches, we design a SQL server for our application we can put this server in one of the branches but as the connection between ...
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SQL Server DR, mirroring or virtualise and mirror

I have a client with a small business server 2008 Premium installation. This obviously includes SQL Server 2008 standard on a separate 2008 server. On the SQL we run several line of business ...
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Changing autogrow settings with database mirroring

Recently I changed the Autogrow settings for some of the databases on our SQL Server 2008 R2 server. These are involved in a database mirroring configuration, with the principal on SERVER1 and the ...
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Update primary SQL Server in mirrored environment using transaction logs from old environment

I'm currently migrating a large (~40gb) database to a new environment. The new environment is a HA/mirrored set up with primary, mirror and witness nodes. I'm backing up the database in the old ...
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Configure SQL Server Database for High Availability & Warehousing

I have 3 DB servers (DB1, DB2 & DB3 - all on Win 2008 R2 with SQL Standard 2008 R2 in the same datacenter). Let's assume AdventureWorks as an example database. My goal: - Setup DB mirroring with ...
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SQL Server 2008 log file growing and wont shrink. Hard Drive Space running out [duplicate]

I have a SQL Server 2008 database which has a log file (.ldf) with a size of 360GB and growing every day. The .mdf file is only 25GB. The hard drive is 950 GB and has 150GB free space. I want to ...
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SQL Server full safety mirror commit overhead less then Time to send?

How is it possible that the time to send value is greater then the mirror commit overhead? The mirror operates under full safety so this means that the commit is only done @ principal when the commit ...
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Replicating schema changes between production and development databases [duplicate]

Not too sure if this would be a good and proper way to go about things, so I apologize if I'm kind of far off. Currently running Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and in this we have a database for a ...
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Failover only working for Classic ASP, not ASP.net [closed]

Setup: All machines run Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SQL Server 2012 Standard (Primary) SQL Server 2012 Standard (Mirror) SQL Server 2012 Express (Witness) Root issue: Our ASP.NET application is ...
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Should we periodically 'refresh' the mirrored copy of a SQL Server database?

When you have SQL Server mirroring set up, do you trust that your mirror database will stay the same as the primary, even after months and months of mirroring?  I know we all check the status, ...
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How to reduce network latency during mirroring?

We are using SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard edition for mirroring. But we found out that network latency is too high. It takes nearly four times time to complete a transaction while mirroring is active. ...
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If I fail over one database, do the others that share the same mirror endpoint fail over as well?

We have two databases setup for mirroring on a single SQL Server instance: a test database and a production database. Both get mirrored to another server using the exact same endpoints. If I go into ...
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Can I shrink the transaction log file on a mirror database?

This is a followup question to a previous question about why I couldn't shrink the log file on the principal database. To make a long story short, I setup database mirroring but forgot to make sure ...
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How do I shrink the physical Transaction Log file when it's the principal in a mirror?

We setup database mirroring over the weekend, and forgot to re-enable the job that backs up the transaction logs. When I came in this morning, the transaction log had ballooned to 58GB, and was taking ...
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which sql server edition is good for practice [closed]

Which SQL Server (free/trail) would be good to install, which requires minimum resource and have maximum features. I mean, I can practice mirroring,logshipping and replication. I found this link, but ...
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Can I use replication/mirroring to have a “Current” database and a “Full History” copy?

I have a database that is used for current operations. The amount of data is starting to get a bit to much for the applications using it. Most of the data is older and is very rarely needed. I am ...
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Retrieving cached plans fails due to cached objects of database Mirror

I'm trying to retrieve cached execution plans for a specific database object, but this fails because of cached plans which belong to a mirrored database in MIRROR state. The below query, without any ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 database mirroring - is it possible to have a slave server for multiple master servers?

Scenario is that I have two servers running SQL Server 2008 R2 (64-bit), let's call them DB1 and DB2. I have set up database mirroring for all the databases on these servers so that DB1 is the ...
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How do I determine if a database is the principal in a mirroring setup?

I have two database servers Server1 and Server2, configured with mirroring. A single database, MirrorDB, is mirrored. There is another database on Server1 named OtherDB which is only present on ...
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SQL Server Database Hot Backups: Which Technique(s) to Use for Multi-Level Replication?

I'm reading the many other posts here about mirroring vs. replication, but I'd still appreciate it if someone with some experience would weigh in. My small development team needs to have local ...
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Manually moving SQL instance to another node causes immediate database mirror failover

I have a two-node SQL cluster (2008 R2). Some of the databases within that SQL instance are mirrored to another server on a remote site, using the High safety with automatic failover. The mirroring ...
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Can I run a Report Server and a Mirror server from a working Log Shipping secondary instance? [closed]

Our setup: City A - Primary server for logshipping City B - Secondary server for logshipping Now there is a lot of data being updated from A - B. And the server in City B is underutilized, and it ...
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Transaction Log maintenance on Mirror database

SQL Server Version: 2008 R2 Enterprise SP2 I am trying to get a handle on our SQL Server maintenance and I came across something I think is incorrect. We have a single production instance with 3 ...
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Database mirroring - link failure between principal and witness

I am using synchronous database mirroring with a witness and am testing the various failure scenarios and the impact on the mirroring session, such as whether failover occurs. Starting with the ...
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SQL Server replication for off site copy

We have our Primary SQL Servers in-house (15 primary servers at the moment (500 databases approx overall), most of the servers have hex core processors). These are mirrored to other backup servers in ...