SQL Server – Mirror Backup

Posted: November 7, 2016 by Virendra Yaduvanshi in Database Administrator
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As a DBA it’s a TOP PRIORITY to make sure that all database backups should be useful in case of any Disaster and should know how to recover database from a Disaster.
In Real time, with every SQL Server environment, we regularly take database backup on various available backup devices. With SQL Server 2005 onwards, there is an option of Mirror Backup with enterprise edition. Using Mirroring a backup media set increases backup reliability by reducing the impact of backup-device failure. These type of failure sometime becomes very serious because backups are the last heartbeats against data loss. In current era, database sizes are increasing drastically, and as a resultant the failure of a backup device or media will make a backup non restorable. Mirroring backup media increases the reliability of backups by providing redundancy.

As per below given example, here I am taking backup at two locations,


Point to be Note here is the number of media families and mirrors is defined when the media set is created by a BACKUP DATABASE statement that specifies WITH FORMAT keyword.

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