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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
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Adding SQL Server 2005 as a Peer-to-Peer node

If, for some reasons, we need to add SQL Server 2005 as a P2P Node, here are the steps to follow:

  1. 1. As SQL Server 2005 doesn't support conflict detection for P2P Replication, we have to disable the conflict detection, as shown in the following screenshot, before we go about adding a SQL Server 2005 as a new Peer-to-Peer node.

  2. 2. Expand the replication node. Select Configure Peer-to-Peer Replication.

  3. 3. Select the publication and database.

  4. 4. In the Configure Topology screen, right-click and select Add a New Peer Node.


    Notice that this is the SQL Server 2005 instance and that the conflict detection has been disabled.

  5. 5. Specify the Log Reader Agent Security account details and click Next.

  6. 6. In the Distribution Agent Security screen, specify the accounts for the distribution agent and click Next.

  7. 7. In the New Peer Initialization screen, select the first option. As we cannot restore the database using a backup file of SQL Server 2008 R2...