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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability

By : Hemantgiri S. Goswami
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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability

By: Hemantgiri S. Goswami

Overview of this book

<p>Every business has it's mission critical applications and data. Therefore, it is very important to keep database servers up and running all the time – 24 X 7. There is a need to store and process terabytes of data to cater for business needs, and it is vital to make data highly available.<br /><br />High availability is all about the site being accessible all the time. High availability solutions minimize the downtime for these mission critical applications.</p> <p>Microsoft SQL Server is a powerful relational database engine, widely used to store and maintain data in Enterprises of various levels be they small, medium or large.</p> <p>This book will teach you how best to use these readily-available options and save you time in making your websites highly available.<br /><br />This Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability book will take you through pre and post installation concepts and common issues you come across while working with SQL Server HA. It will teach you how these various HA solutions can be installed using GUI and the command line. It will also show you how to troubleshoot common issues you may encounter whilst installing or managing the HA option in your environment. It provides references to external links for more advanced learning on the topic.<br /><br />This book starts with an introductory chapter into the windows domain, domain users and various handshake methods available with Windows server. It also offers information the different authentication methods available with SQL Server - giving you an insight into the importance of security. After you are through with the security aspects, your journey to installing SQL Server HA will start. It will cover the concepts of database mirroring, log shipping, clustering, and replication.<br /><br />By the end of this book you will be confident enough to take up the challenge to install any of the SQL Server HA options.</p>
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Installing Merge Replication

Let's now move ahead with the installation of Merge Replication. We have divided this into two parts — creating publication and creating subscription — to make it easy to understand.

Creating publication

  1. 1. Connect to the server we wish to act as a publisher. Expand the server and expand the replication node. Right-click on the Publication and select New Publication.


    We have a distributor created already; hence I am skipping that step here.

  2. 2. On the Publication Database wizard screen, select the database that we wish to publish and click Next.

  3. 3. On the Publication Type screen, select the Merge publication option and click on the Next button.

  4. 4. In the Subscriber Types screen, select the versions that we wish to act as subscribers and click Next.


    SQL Server 2005 doesn't support FileStream, Date, and other new data types that are included in SQL Server 2008 R2.

  5. 5. In the Articles dialog box, select the articles to be published and click Next.

  6. 6. In the Article...