I have SQL Server mirroring set up between two 2008R2 SQL Server instances. I have multiple databases mirrored. Prior to planned failover to the backup server I want to turn off the SQL Server Agent on the primary server so I don't have jobs running and failing while the DB is running from the failover server. (I'm trying to patch my primary database server.)
However I'm not sure how dependent mirroring is on the SQL Server Agent. Will mirroring continue to function with SQL Server Agent off?
I've seen articles that say mirroring is dependent on SQL Server Agent but I'm unsure if that is just for some sort of routine cleanup or if that is a requirement for mirroring to function. I'm assuming just cleanup but I'd like to know more and I'm struggling to find answers to this exact question.
Thanks for any help you can give me (programmer wearing a newb-dba hat).