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SQL Server Database Mirroring Best Practices

Antonios Chatzipavlis

Επειδή στο προηγούμενο μου post σχετικά με το Database Mirroring στον SQL Server ξέχασα να βάλω κάποια Best Practices που έχω διαβάσει σε διάφορα paper, blogs και βιβλία βάζω τα παρακάτω που προτείνει και ο Brad McGehee  μιας και με βρήσκουν 100% σύμφωνο.

  1. The principal database and the mirror database should be on separate physical hardware, and ideally, in different physical locations.

  2. The witness server should be on separate physical hardware, and be on a separate network (best if at a third location).

  3. Initial database mirroring setup should be done during less busy times, as the setup process can negatively affect performance of the production database being mirrored.

  4. Use high availability mode whenever possible, and high performance mode only when required.

  5. The hardware, along with the OS and SQL Server configuration, should be identical (at least very similar) between the two servers.

  6. While a fast connection is not required between mirrored servers, the faster the connection, and the better quality the connection, the better.

  7. You will want to optimize the performance of the mirrored database as much as possible to reduce the overhead caused by the mirroring process itself.

  8. Thoroughly test database mirroring before putting it into production.

  9. Monitor database mirroring daily to ensure that it is working properly, and is meeting performance goals.

  10. Develop a formal operational and recovery procedure (and document) to support mirroring. Periodically test the failover process to ensure that it works.

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