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Archives: March 2009

Coming Soon: Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring

Coming Soon: Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring

Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring will be the first book dedicated to the subject of database mirroring. Most books only gloss over the topic of database mirroring. Even books that claim to be dedicated to failover clustering and database mirroring only have a… Read more

Do You Support the Ancient Ones?

Do You Support the Ancient Ones?

Are you still supporting SQL Server 2000? How about 7.0 or 6.5?

Officially, Microsoft support has ended for these products. I know plenty of companies that are still using SQL Server 2000. Even within Microsoft SQL 2000 is still in use. Mostly it's old… Read more

Database snapshots can take a long time to create

Database Snapshots Can Take a Long Time to Create

Believe it, it's true!! One of the big selling point for database snapshots is that creating them is almost instantaneous. Since a database snapshot is created as an empty shell, it should be and almost always is a very quick process.… Read more

Database Mirroring FAQ: Why is my mirror database in a restoring state?

Question: Why is my mirror database in a restoring state?

This question was asked on a technical discussion group. This is a follow up to an earlier discussion regarding troubleshooting database mirroring setup. He was able to get database mirroring set up with the help of one of my colleagues,… Read more

Database Mirroring FAQ: How do we handle transaction log maintenance for a mirrored database?

Question: How do we handle transaction log maintenance for a mirrored database?

This question was asked on a technical discussion group. My reply follows.

Hi,

My customer would like to know how to handle the txn log maintenance with DB Mirroring? They normally truncate the txn log after a full…
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