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    How secure is the mirroring chanel between principal and mirror ? i.e. can it be encrypted, etc (moving sensitive data, ss# , $ etc...) Does witness have access to the data in principal ?


    Thank you.

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 4:48 PM

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  • There is no encryption possible that I'm aware of.  Typically, mirroring occurs behind the firewall so I'm not really sure it would be necessary.  The witness is just another server that is used to provide a quorum.  It plays no other role.  It isn't even remotely like a linked server.
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:51 PM
  • My bad.  Encryption is possible between the principal and the mirror.
    Tuesday, October 23, 2007 5:56 PM