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Constraint Violating Yak Guru

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Posted - 04/06/2014 :  14:58:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I used 2005's mirroring and it was rock-solid. But the secondary/failover db was not readable.

Does anyone know if that is still true with SQL server 2012 - the mirror database at the target is not readable?
Thanks, Jack

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Posted - 04/06/2014 :  20:36:45  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
With 2005 and 2012, you can read the mirrored database by creating a database snapshot on it. But I think what you are looking for is the readable secondary/read-intent replica option of an AlwaysOn Availability Group, which is like an advanced version of database mirroring.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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