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Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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Unable to force service safely. Remove database mirroring and recover database "%.*ls" to gain access.

The SQL Server Database Engine cannot force service because the mirroring state cannot guarantee that the force service process would work correctly.

Remove database mirroring. You can then recover the mirror database to gain access to it.

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