Patching SharePoint with minimal downtime

Posted: September 22nd, 2009 | Author: | Filed under: SharePoint | Tags: | No Comments »

From Microsoft SharePoint Team Blog

In brief, the solution requires that you:

  • Disable mirroring and set the mirror databases to read-only
  • Route network and database traffic to the read-only databases
  • Apply software updates to the offline servers
  • Route network and database traffic to the updated servers
  • Apply software updates to the secondary farm
  • Re-enable mirroring and set the mirrored databases to read/write

To read the full solution, see Configure a server farm for minimal downtime during software updates

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