Top 10 SQL Server Database Mirroring Interview Questions

Top 10 SQL Server Database Mirroring Interview Questions

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Top 10 SQL Server Database Mirroring Interview Questions

There are total 43 questions are answered under SQL Server Database Mirroring category in the book “SQL THE ONE”. In this chapter we can see questions and answers on Database Mirroring and scenarios. Below are the Top 10 SQL Server Database Mirroring Interview Questions:

1. What are the added improvements for database mirroring in SQL Server 2016?

2. What is transaction safety in database mirroring?

3. In database mirroring what are the events happens when an automatic failover occurred?

4. In your production environment mirroring is configured for one of the premium database and you are asked to cross check the configuration. Can you elaborate what are all the options you would check for?

5. Can we be able to automate the Database Mirroring monitor process? If yes can you explain in simple steps?

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Top 10 SQL Server Log Shipping Interview Questions

Top 10 SQL Server Log Shipping Interview Questions

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Top 10 SQL Server Log Shipping Interview Questions

There are total 34 questions are answered under SQL Server Log Shipping category in the book “SQL THE ONE”. In this chapter we can see questions and answers on Log Shipping and scenarios. Below are the Top 10 SQL Server Log Shipping Interview Questions:

1. Can you be able to technically explain the log shipping process?

2. Have you ever observed the location of log shipping related SQL Agent jobs?

3. From your experience what are the most common reasons that causes log shipping failures?

4. What is WRK file in log shipping?

5. I have installed SQL Server 2012 Express edition. Is it possible to configure log shipping?

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Top 10 SQL Server Backup and Restore Interview Questions

Top 10 SQL Server Backup and Restore Interview Questions

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Top 10 SQL Server Backup and Restore Interview Questions

There are total 57 questions are answered under SQL Server Backup and Restore category in the book “SQL THE ONE”. In this chapter we can see questions and answers on Backup and Restore and scenarios. Below are the Top 10 SQL Server Backup and Restore Interview Questions:

1. What are some common reasons why database restores fail?

2. How to rebuild the system databases?

3. What are the new features added for Backup and Restore on SQL Server 2014 / 2016?

4. Is there any performance impact if we enable the backup encryption?

5. Why don’t we just backup SQL Server Database Files (MDF, LDF and NDF) using Windows backup tool instead of SQL Server native backup?

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