test the content of the mirrored database while principal is online RRS feed

  • Question

  • Folks,

    i am wondering if there is any way to test the content of the mirrored database while keeping the principal online.

    if i paused the mirror can i mount the mirrored database and inspect the content?

    if yes, can i resume the mirroring without affecting the solution?

    Samer F. Mustafa Microsoft Technical Team Leader. sf_mustafa@hotmail.com

    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:56 PM


  • Hi,

    Normally since mirror DB is in restoring state you cannot do anything on it. To use a mirror database for reporting, you can create a database snapshot on the mirror database and direct client connection requests to the most recent snapshot. A database snapshot is a static, read-only, transaction-consistent snapshot of its source database as it existed at the moment of the snapshot's creation. To create a database snapshot on a mirror database, the database must be in the synchronized mirroring state.

    Please read Snapshot on Mirror databases

    Creating snapshot on Mirror Database

    Remember snapshot is enterprise feature

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    Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:03 PM