This weekend we are moving standalone sql server (SS) (2008R2 64 bit Ent) to 2 node cluster (CS).
Current server has 34 DBs (total size is around 700 GB), all DBs are mirrored to DR server, 10 DBs- replicated to Report server. To speed up coping data from SS to CS we set up (temporally) LogShipping, i.e. Sunday night we copy/restore last TrLog backup and will recover DBs (Cluster Name/IP will be the same as for SS)
Sorry for long introduction- just to make clear my question
After we test failover we need to reconfigure Replication/Mirror from scratch- is this true?
Can we somehow trick Mirror server? Let say apply last transaction to Mirror and .. Not sure what to do to avoid complete Mirror reconfiguring (Full backup/restore/etc)- takes some time we would like to save.
Seems like Replication trick does not work- we tried in UAT (may be did something wrong?), but Mirror?
To resume: generally speaking- moving Principal (while keeping same Name/IP) to another server-
can we avoid complete Mirror reconfiguring?