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 SQl replication wont work, what will?
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gigi_girl
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Posted - 12/11/2013 :  14:26:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi, I was recently assigned the task to come up with a real-time backup/failover solution using sqlserv 2008. Sqlrepl was my first choice using either peer/peer or transactional, however for whatever reason this appears to drastically degrade the current db due to encrypted stored procedures NOT liking the new tables and constraints Sqlrepl creates. My question is... If I cannot use sql replication for a warm backup, what can I use? What is recommended? I am running on VMWare and currently backup with a simple job to the local db every 15 min or so.

Thanks for any thoughts or ideas!

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tkizer
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Posted - 12/11/2013 :  14:31:09  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
If you only need a backup/failover solution, then I would recommend Database Mirroring.

If you need to query the secondary database, is upgrading to SQL Server 2012 an option where you can use an AlwaysOn Availability Group with a read-only replica?



Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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gigi_girl
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Posted - 12/12/2013 :  11:45:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Tara! I thought about mirroring the db, I was concerned with two web servers and the UIDs..I can run a simple uid fix however our backup location is physically located somewhere else and I will not have access to the system once the failover is initiated. Sounds fun, huh?? lol I will research the Alwayson option, thank you for that lead..
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tkizer
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Posted - 12/12/2013 :  12:48:45  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I'm not understanding your concern about two web servers and the UIDs. By UIDs, are you referring to the logins? I have an old script that I used to use to keep the DR/secondary instance in sync. It was written for 2005, but it probably will work for newer versions since the objects are typically backwards compatible. Here it is: http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/archive/2008/06/24/How-to-transfer-SQL-logins-between-SQL-Server-2005-instances.aspx

Tara Kizer
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