Accessing a mirror database without main database failover

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Database Failover
Database mirroring
Failover
Mirroring
SQL Server database
How can I access my mirror database on a SQL Server without a main database failover?
ASKED: November 24, 2008  7:53 PM
UPDATED: November 25, 2008  5:15 AM

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You can’t. Database mirroring doesn’t allow you to view the database which is acting as the mirror. Your only option would be to create a snapshot of the mirrored database and use that to look at the data. However this snapshot will not be update to date as the snapshot is a snap as the database looked when it was taken.

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