FIX: Error 41168 occurs when you try to alter DAG SEEDING_MODE in SQL Server 2016 and 2017

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 DeveloperSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Enterprise Core


Assume that you use Distributed AlwaysOn Availability Group (DAG) environment in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or 2017. If the global primary has a local secondary replica defined and you try to use the defined secondary replica to alter DAG SEEDING_MODE, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:

Msg 41168, Level 16, State 2, Line Line Number

An error occurred while attempting to access availability replica with ID 'ID Number' in availability group 'Group Name'. The availability replica is not found in the availability group configuration. Verify that the availability group name and availability replica ID are correct, then retry the command.



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