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Failed to Update Replica Status Due to Exception 35222

Sean Gallardy troubleshoots a problem:

Read Scale Availability Groups can be pretty useful in the right places and for the right things and were a latest feature update for AGs until Contained AGs came along in 2022. Read Scale AGs don’t integrate with clustering of any type and they behave somewhat as mirroring used to where there is no real coordination of resources and it is up to the administrators to make the proper judgement calls or automate whatever possible scenarios they deem important.

Read on to see what this error means and why it’s less of a problem than it first appears.