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jbates99
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 03/05/2014 :  14:25:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I would like to get the opinion of people who are using CDC to keep a secondary database in-sync for reporting or data warehouse purposes.

When mirroring was released for 2005, I was impressed with how easy it was to configure and it worked very reliably. Hopefully CDC is the same.

Thanks, John

tkizer
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Posted - 03/05/2014 :  14:30:40  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Normally transactional replication is used to keep a secondary database in-sync. That's what we used in previous version, but we are now using AlwaysOn readable secondary feature since our schema is the same as the OLTP database.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/
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jbates99
Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 03/05/2014 :  18:10:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes, I would love to use the AlwaysOn feature but my source/primary instance is 2008 R2 and AlwaysOn isn't available for pre-2012.

So I'm going to give CDC a whirl and I'll post back with how well it works.
Thanks
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