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Posted Monday, June 10, 2013 2:11 PM
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With a Pricipal Server, Mirror and Witness Server, Do you have to have a .ldf on both Principal & Witness Server. I know the transaction log is what is used to keep both of them in sync, correct.
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Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:10 AM
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The witness is used for automatic failover in High Safety mode - The database is not mirrored to the witness server

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175191.aspx
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Posted Thursday, June 13, 2013 6:20 AM


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Any time you have a database you have a log file. It's an essential part of the database. That said, witness doesn't need any user databases on it.


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