Database Mirroring Not Ready for Production When SQL Server 2005 Ships

September 15, 2005

[From Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine Online]

When SQL Server 2005 is released to manufacturing in the next few months, Microsoft will take the exceptional step of designating one of its high-profile features as being intended for evaluation only.

Database mirroring, a high-availability feature, will be included in the RTM version of the Standard and Enterprise editions of SQL Server 2005, but customers will be required to go through extra steps to turn on the feature. Those who try to enable the feature without following the extra steps will get an error message and warning that the feature is for evaluation purposes only.

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