How to: Create a Database Mirroring Endpoint Service in Visual Basic .NET

This section describes how to create a Database Mirroring endpoint in an SMO program by using Microsoft Visual Basic .NET.

The code example demonstrates how to create a Database Mirroring endpoint in SMO. This is necessary before you create a database mirror. Use the IsMirroringEnabled and other properties on the Database object to create a database mirror.

  1. Start Visual Studio 2005.

  2. From the File menu, select New Project. The New Project dialog box appears.

  3. In the Project Types pane, select Visual Basic. In the Templates pane, select Console Application.

  4. (Optional) In the Name box, type the name of the new application.

  5. Click OK to load the Visual Basic console application template.

  6. On the Project menu, select Add Reference item. The Add Reference dialog box appears. Select Browse and locate the SMO assemblies in the C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\SDK\Assemblies folder. Select the following files:





  7. On the View menu, click Code.-Or-Select the Module1.vb window to display the code window.

  8. In the code, before any declarations, type the following Imports statements to qualify the types in the SMO namespace:

    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo
    Imports Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Common
  9. Insert the code that follows this procedure into the main program.

  10. Run and build the application.

'Set up a database mirroring endpoint on the server before setting up a database mirror.
'Connect to the local, default instance of SQL Server.
Dim srv As Server
srv = New Server
'Define an Endpoint object variable for database mirroring.
Dim ep As Endpoint
ep = New Endpoint(srv, "Mirroring_Endpoint")
ep.ProtocolType = ProtocolType.Tcp
ep.EndpointType = EndpointType.DatabaseMirroring
'Specify the protocol ports.
ep.Protocol.Http.SslPort = 5024
ep.Protocol.Tcp.ListenerPort = 6666
'Specify the role of the payload.
ep.Payload.DatabaseMirroring.ServerMirroringRole = ServerMirroringRole.All
'Create the endpoint on the instance of SQL Server.
'Start the endpoint.

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