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Scenario - SQL Server 2008 R2 Mirrored environment - High Safety synchronous with automated failover. Witness Server is a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express Edition.

Question: Can the Witness server be used for other SQL purposes? In particular I am wondering if it is possible to complete test restores of database backups on the Witness and then run integrity checks (DBCC CHECKDB) on the restored database?


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Yes, the witness server can do other tasks.

What you've suggested is quite useful.

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