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Configuring SQL Server Mirroring - Can you do it with users connected?

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Can anyone tell me if it is possible / sensible to configure mirroring on an SQL Server 2008 R2 database while the users are using the database?

I have a number of databases that need to have mirroring turned on and have just been asked if I can do it during the day when the databases are in use.

I have looked and searched, but cannot find the answer so wondered if anyone here had any experience on this?

Many thanks
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Looking at the documentation, there is no reason you couldn't do that. The steps include backing up the principal database and restoring it to a mirror and turning the mirroring on. For more information follow the steps outlined in the documentation:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms188712%28v=sql.105%29.aspx
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms189047%28v=sql.105%29.aspx
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Thats great - thanks
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