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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Testing Failover from the Principal to the Mirror

From the SSMS, you can easily fail over from the principal to the mirror server instance (and back again) by using the Failover button on the Database Properties Mirroring page, as shown in Figure 41.24.

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FIGURE 41.24 Testing failover of a mirrored database.

You must test this failover at some point to guarantee that it works. When you click the Failover button for this database mirroring configuration, you are prompted to continue with the failover by clicking Yes or No, as in the dialog shown in Figure 41.25.

FIGURE 41.25 The failover message for database mirroring.

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