Restarts disk mirroring after it is stopped by failure of a mirrored device or temporarily disabled by the disk unmirror command.
disk remirror name = "device_name"
is the name of the database device that you want to remirror. The name is recorded in the name column of the sysdevices table, and must be enclosed in single or double quotes.
Resumes software mirroring on the database device user_disk:
disk remirror name = "user_disk"
Disk mirroring creates a software mirror of a user database device, the master database device, or a database device used for user database transaction logs. If a database device fails, its mirror immediately takes over.
Use the disk remirror command to reestablish mirroring after it has been temporarily stopped by failure of a mirrored device or temporarily disabled with the mode = retain option of the disk unmirror command. The disk remirror command copies data on the retained disk to the mirror.
It is important to back up the master database with the dump database command after each use of disk remirror. This makes recovery easier and safer in case master is damaged.
If mirroring was permanently disabled with the mode = remove option, you must remove the operating system file that contains the mirror before using disk remirror.
Database devices, not databases, are mirrored.
You can mirror, remirror, or unmirror database devices without shutting down Adaptive Server. Disk mirroring does not interfere with ongoing activities in the database.
When a read or write to a mirrored device is unsuccessful, Adaptive Server unmirrors the bad device and prints error messages. Adaptive Server continues to run, unmirrored. The System Administrator must use disk remirror to restart mirroring.
In addition to mirroring user database devices, always put user database transaction logs on a separate database device. The database device used for transaction logs can also be mirrored for even greater protection. To put a database’s transaction log (that is, the system table syslogs) on a different device than the one on which the rest of the database is stored, name the database device and the log device when you create the database. Alternatively, alter database to a second device, then run sp_logdevice.
If you mirror the database device for the master database, you can use the -r option and the name of the mirror for UNIX, when you restart Adaptive Server with the dataserver utility program. Add this option to the RUN_servername file for that server so that the startserver utility program knows about it. For example, the following command starts a master device named master.dat and its mirror, mirror.dat:
dataserver -dmaster.dat -rmirror.dat
For more information, see dataserver and startserver in the Utility Guide.
For a report on all Adaptive Server devices on your system (user database devices and their mirrors, as well as dump devices), execute sp_helpdevice.
SQL92 – Compliance level: Transact-SQL extension.
disk remirror permission defaults to the System Administrator and is not transferable. You must be using the master database to use disk remirror.
Commands alter database, create database, disk init, disk mirror, disk refit, disk reinit, disk unmirror, dump database, dump transaction, load database, load transaction
System procedures sp_diskdefault, sp_helpdevice, sp_logdevice
Utilities dataserver, startserver