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TRIT
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Posted - 03/10/2015 :  18:11:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi all,

I have one existing SQL 2005 server with 10 databases. Now I need to implement database mirroring & failover. Could someone show me what steps I need to do. Currently I have a new server with Windows 2008 R2 installed. I know I need to install SQL 2005 on the new server but I don't know how should I install it (which features need to select, how should I name the instance for new server, etc... ). Please help.

Thanks.

tkizer
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Posted - 03/10/2015 :  18:19:58  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
There's nothing special to select to get database mirroring installed. It comes with the engine. Which edition of SQL Server do you have.

Here are a couple of blog articles I wrote on the topic:
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/archive/2007/02/13/60091.aspx
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/archive/2008/05/04/60585.aspx

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/
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TRIT
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Posted - 03/11/2015 :  11:14:55  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Tara. I have SQL 2005 Standard. I will read the articles. Thanks for your help.
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tkizer
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Posted - 03/11/2015 :  12:01:25  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
With Standard edition, you are limited to the synchronous/SAFETY=ON option, so make sure that the other failover partner commits are speedy. It should not be at a DR site for instance, or you'll have a performance hit.

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
http://weblogs.sqlteam.com/tarad/
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