Jonathan Kehayias (6/18/2009)
Perhaps you could point out the typo that you believe exists. This was written in Microsoft Word, and it passes a spell check, and manually reviewing it, there are no typos that I can find.
I didn't notice any when I read it the first time, but I read it again after seeing the above posts, and there are several typos, but on the positive side, all of the typos are spelled correctly.
top instead of to, to instead of too, its instead of it's. Nothing major, and I wouldn't have noticed if it hadn't been pointed out.
I would like to say that the part below is not correct. A tail log backup is not a normal backup. to perform a tail log backup, you have to use the NoRecovery option on the backup log command. And when you do a tail log backup, it leaves the database in a restoring state so the database is not online any more. You don't have to take it offline.
Perform a final Transaction Log backup on the old server (this is called the tail log backup), and then take the database offline if it is a shared server
My blog: SQL Soldier
SQL Server Best Practices: SQL Server Best Practices
My book: Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring
Microsoft Certified Master: SQL Server, Data Platform MVP
Database Engineer at BlueMountain Capital Management