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Automatic Seeding of Availability Groups

Jamie Wick takes us through some considerations when trying out automatic seeding of availability groups:

In SQL Server 2016 Microsoft introduced Automatic Seeding for Availability Groups (AG). The Automatic Seeding process streams the database files directly to the secondary server(s) using the database mirroring endpoints, removing the need to restore the databases, before joining them to an AG.

Read on for Jamie’s thoughts and notes.