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    Exclamation Database Mirroring Setup Question...

    Hi, I'm having an issue setting up Database Mirroring. The environment here could be an issue.

    I'm trying to set this up using 2 different servers both are SQL Ent Edition SP2, windows 2003. I'm not using a witness at this time. The 2 servers do not belong to a domain. They are both in workgroups.

    I can setup the endpoints and everything up to the point just before I start mirroring. The issues happen when I go to start mirroring. It gives me a nasty error "please use a FQDN to establish the endpoints. The problem here is I donít have any FQDN for these servers since they're in a Workgroup.

    So, my question here is and I haven't found anything stating that you can't set up mirroring in a workgroup environment but is it possible? I'm assuming since its yelling at me for a FQDN that I can't. Is there any other ways to implement mirroring without a domain?

    Thanks for your time, help!

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    Well I tried this one more time. I tried to use Certificates for database mirroring.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../ms191477.aspx

    I followed all the steps outlined in that article and everything looks to be correct and set up the way the article states. After I set up all the certs etc... I then restored the database and transaction log on the server I want as the mirror and left it in a restore state. I then started to configure mirroring from the primary server using the wizard, it found all the end points on both servers that I created etc... but when I go to start mirroring it still fails with the same error. "Use a FQDN to connect to the mirror\endpoints etc...

    It looks like you need the servers to be in a domain or at least a trusted domain because the servers in a workgroup do not have a FQDN.

    Any ideas or am I correct with my assumptions?

    Thanks again!

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    Can you use host file in Windows for server1.abc.com and server2.abc.com and use them as FQDNs.

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    Also you are in SQL 2000 forun instead of SQL 2005

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    We are using sql2005 I'm unable to use sql 2000 not sure what you meant by forun.

    I never set up a host file before to use them as FQDNS, do you have a link or a document on how to do this? I will research that as well.

    thanks for your help.

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    Got it, i just need to add the IP and a FQDN of my choice to the host file on each server.

    correct?

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    Hi guys. I just wanted to let you know that adding an entry into the host file for the servers WORKED.

    After I added the entries I then used the FQDN I creaded in the host files in the wizard and mirroring started with no issues!

    Thanks for your suggestion, it saved me a lot of time.

    Thanks!!!

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    What skhanal said is that you should post this issue in sql2k5 forum.

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    Oh, I'm sorry I didn't realize I was posting this on the 2k forum.

    My bad, is it possible to move it to that area?

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    Isn't forun a synonym for forum

    I have thick fingers, especially for a laptop.

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    hahah you confused me there I was like forun why do I want to go for a run?
    LOL

    Anyway, thanks for your help this worked great for what I had to do.

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