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Database Mirroring SQL 2005

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How would I mirror a database on the same physical server as well as on the same instance?

If not possible can I create a database mirror on the SAME server but on another instance?

 
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You can't mirror to the same instance - because you can't have the same database name more than one time.
You can set it up to mirror to another instance on the same server, but I have to ask what you are trying to accomplish.  I don't understand the requirement to mirror to the same server.

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Wilje:

Thanks that is what I expected.

In our environment, we have  production and testing as separate databases. I have to constantly be restoring backups of production to the testing dB. Instead, I would like to create a mirror using the production as the source and the testing as the target. I have all this on one server only.
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