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

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Summary

As you have now seen, this feature has provided a way for users to get to a minimum level of high availability for their databases and applications without having to use complex hardware and software configurations (as are needed with cluster services, SQL Server Clustering, and higher OS and SQL editions that support AlwaysOn configurations). Even though database mirroring has been such a great addition to SQL Server (starting with SQL Server 2005), it will be deprecated in future releases of SQL Server past SQL Server 2012. But remember, the core technology components that comprise database mirroring have been utilized in the newly announced AlwaysOn Availability Groups capability. Database mirroring is still a viable first step in ...

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