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Invoke-DbaDbMirrorFailover

Author Chrissy LeMaire (@cl), netnerds.net
Availability Windows, Linux, macOS

 

Synopsis

Failover a mirrored database

Description

Failover a mirrored database

Syntax

Invoke-DbaDbMirrorFailover
    [[-SqlInstance] <DbaInstanceParameter>]
    [[-SqlCredential] <PSCredential>]
    [[-Database] <String[]>]
    [[-InputObject] <Database[]>]
    [-Force]
    [-EnableException]
    [-WhatIf]
    [-Confirm]
    [<CommonParameters>]

 

Examples

 

Example: 1
PS C:\> Invoke-DbaDbMirrorFailover -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database pubs

Fails over the pubs database on sql2016. Prompts for confirmation.

Example: 2
PS C:\> Get-DbaDatabase -SqlInstance sql2016 -Database pubs | Invoke-DbaDbMirrorFailover -Force -Confirm:$false

Forces the failover of the pubs database on sql2016 and allows data loss.
Does not prompt for confirmation.

Optional Parameters

-SqlInstance

SQL Server name or SMO object representing the primary SQL Server.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-SqlCredential

Login to the target instance using alternative credentials. Accepts PowerShell credentials (Get-Credential). Windows Authentication, SQL Server Authentication, Active Directory - Password, and Active Directory - Integrated are all supported. For MFA support, please use Connect-DbaInstance.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Database

The database or databases to mirror

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-InputObject

Allows piping from Get-DbaDatabase

Alias
Required False
Pipeline true (ByValue)
Default Value
-Force

Force Failover and allow data loss

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-EnableException

By default, when something goes wrong we try to catch it, interpret it and give you a friendly warning message. This avoids overwhelming you with "sea of red" exceptions, but is inconvenient because it basically disables advanced scripting. Using this switch turns this "nice by default" feature off and enables you to catch exceptions with your own try/catch.

Alias
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value False
-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the command were to run. No actions are actually performed.

Alias wi
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value
-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before executing any changing operations within the command.

Alias cf
Required False
Pipeline false
Default Value

 

Want to see the source code for this command? Check out Invoke-DbaDbMirrorFailover on GitHub.
Want to see the Bill Of Health for this command? Check out Invoke-DbaDbMirrorFailover.