The sequence on patching the SQL server mirroring parnter with witness

Dear all,

please suggest the patching sequence of SQL server mirror partner with witness.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Asked:
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Vikas GargBusiness Intelligence DeveloperCommented:
Hi,

Hope the below article link will be helpful to you

http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2701/steps-to-apply-a-service-pack-or-patch-to-mirrored-sql-server-databases/


Hope you will get something out of it
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
I think there are problems by that links:

"Step 5
Once the patch is complete, reboot the "Mirror" server."

the mirror server shouldn't not need reboot as we only patch the SQL server, right? except something has been lock during the pattching process but SQL upgrade Wizard will tell you this.

"Step 6 (optional)
If your database mirroring is set to asynchronous (High Performance mode), we will need to synchronize the databases first. To do this we will need to issue the following statement for every database on the "Principal" server that is mirrored. "

what if my mode is synchronous mode ? any diff?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
how about the witness server? only upgrade that as the last step ?
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Vikas GargBusiness Intelligence DeveloperCommented:
If mode is synchronous  then Step 6 is not required.
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
tks, how about the witness server? only upgrade that as the last step ?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
it should be the last one ?
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marrowyungSenior Technical architecture (Data)Author Commented:
if I am also asking when to patch the mirror witness and you didn't answer on that part, I am very happy on this.
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