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Professional Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Administration by Brian Knight, Ross LoForte, Steven Wort, Bradley Ball, Adam Jorgensen

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Chapter 19Database Mirroring

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Understanding database mirroring
  • Becoming familiar with database mirroring architecture
  • Getting to know operation modes
  • Understanding setup, configuration, and monitoring
  • Troubleshooting database mirroring
  • Looking at database availability scenarios

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Database mirroring is a reliable, high-availability solution in SQL Server 2014 Standard and Enterprise Editions. These days, it is more commonly deployed with Standard Edition because Availability Groups is available with Enterprise Edition, which offers enhanced capabilities. (Chapter 26 provides more details on Availability Groups.)

Maximizing database availability is a top priority for most database administrators (DBAs). It is difficult to explain the pain a DBA goes through when a database goes down. You cannot get it right back online, and at the same time, you're answering pointed questions from your manager. ...

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