SQL Restore Stuck at 'Restoring'


I'm trying to set up database mirroring (between SQL1 and SQL2), with witness (SQL3), according to these guidelines, but the Restore of SQL's backup is stuck at Restoring.

Any ideas?
Michael LPr. SysadminAsked:
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Here's a link to a solution that I've used in the past.  https://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/56169/sql-server-databases-stuck-in-restoring-state

In the article they state that it's usuall due to restoring with NO RECOVERY.  

!!!!!!!!!!!Be careful there is a caution about the possibility of messing stuff up but I've never had a problem with it!!!!!!!!!!  

I just did this two days ago:

and I think I've also used this before:
Michael LPr. SysadminAuthor Commented:
I've done it with NO RECOVERY without issue before, but the Mirroring does not like it. In the article I posted, it explicitly wants you to select NO RECOVERY.

I get an error 1418 when trying to Mirror to a Recovery WITH RECOVERY on.
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
That's the expected behaviour for a mirrored database.
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Michael LPr. SysadminAuthor Commented:
Can you elaborate, Vitor?
A mirrored database is always in restoring mode in order by be able to accept incremental log backups restores of the log backups done on the primary node. The mirrored databases cannot be used until they are activated.

If you want to make your mirrored database usable(readable) you will have to use the Availability Groups with the Always On feature, which is the next level of mirroring. Mirroring will be deprecated on later SQL server versions..
Michael LPr. SysadminAuthor Commented:
Do you have any guides on setting that up?

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