Mirroring, Availability Groups, Replication, and Log shipping
Welcome to episode 59, Compañeros! Have you ever wondered what the best option is for making your data available in your environment? Listener Chris Hendon asked us to talk about differences between Availability groups, mirroring, log shipping, and replication. Today on the SQL Trail Steve and I chat with Andy Mallon and Mariano Kovo about these topics. We cover each topic in detail and explain the positives and negatives of each one. Join us, for another great episode.
MSDN: SQL Server Replication
MSDN: Always-On Availability Groups
MSDN: Log Shipping
MSDN: Database Mirroring
Log Shipping FAQ
The Impatient DBA
Mariano Kovo: @Mariano_Kovo
Andy Mallon: @AMtwo
Steve Stedman: @SQLEMT
Carlos L Chacon: @CarlosLChacon
Listen to Learn…
- How to use Mirroring to save money for your shop
- The difference between Mirroring and Availability Groups
- Why would I consider using Mirroring
- The unique benefit of Replication
- Why Log Shipping and Disaster Recovery work well together
I would say that some of the best advice I ever got is that the more you screw up, the more you’re going to learn. But, when you screw up, admit it, fix it, ask for help if you need it.
Meet the Hosts
With more than 10 years of working with SQL Server, Carlos helps businesses ensure their SQL Server environments meet their users’ expectations. He can provide insights on performance, migrations, and disaster recovery. He is also active in the SQL Server community and regularly speaks at user group meetings and conferences. He helps support the free database monitoring tool found at databasehealth.com and provides training through SQL Trail events.
Eugene works as an independent BI consultant and Pluralsight author, specializing in Power BI and the Azure Data Platform. He has been working with data for over 8 years and speaks regularly at user groups and conferences. He also helps run the GroupBy online conference.
Kevin is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP and proprietor of Catallaxy Services, LLC, where he specializes in T-SQL development, machine learning, and pulling rabbits out of hats on demand. He is the lead contributor to Curated SQL, president of the Triangle Area SQL Server Users Group, and author of the books PolyBase Revealed (Apress, 2020) and Finding Ghosts in Your Data: Anomaly Detection Techniques with Examples in Python (Apress, 2022). A resident of Durham, North Carolina, he can be found cycling the trails along the triangle whenever the weather's nice enough.