SQL 2005 mirroring endpoints

Hi everyone. hope someone can help me out here.

If I want to mirror 3 x different databases on the same instance , do they all need their own TCP endpoint , or do I use just 1 end point for them all ? guessing they all need their own endpoint in the same instance ?

thanks in advance.

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asked Feb 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM in Default

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You specify the endpoints for each database, but they can all be the same.

For example I have one client who has a Primary server DBSERVER01 and a mirror server DBSERVER02. For each of the databases configured in database mirroring I have configured the Principal end-point as


and the mirror as


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answered Feb 29, 2012 at 11:09 AM

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Many thanks Kev , so I was wrong in assuming they all need their own end point.

Feb 29, 2012 at 11:16 AM MickyMd

Well you could do it that way, having separate endpoints per database, but not sure what you would gain.

Feb 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM Kev Riley ♦♦

As recommended in BOL, you should use only one endpoint

If a database mirroring endpoint exists and is already in use, we recommend that you use that endpoint for every session on the server instance

Feb 29, 2012 at 11:30 AM robbin

many thanks all that is just what I needed from BOL.

Feb 29, 2012 at 11:33 AM MickyMd

@MickyMd Can you please change the title of the question to a more precise subject? Thanks

@Kev Riley On many such Q&A sites, the questions can be edited by the moderators/users. Is this option available here?

Feb 29, 2012 at 12:02 PM robbin
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