Transferring log records from a source database system to one or more destination systems.

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SQL Server DR scenario

I have a SQL server A and B which is production databases. The DR of production 'A' is production db 'B' and DR of production db 'B' is production db 'A'. DR feature that is used is log shipping. All ...
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Log shipping large DBs - what about the log?

I'm currently setting up log shipping of a large DB (Approx 1.5TB) and am wondering what I can do about the log file. As it stands, I want to do the following steps: Change DB to FULL recovery ...
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Need a way to prevent log shipping from kicking users out

We have SQL Server 2012. A service we use requires us to use log shipping, however we are tired of having users being kicked offline every 15 minutes. Are there any creative ways to get around this ...
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Hyper V replication - vs - sql replication solutions

I need to establish an offsite copy of a number of production servers, including SQL server. Hyper V replication has been chosen as a simple solution (all servers are virtual). This is to supplement ...
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Log shipped database server user SID is created automatically

We have a production server "prod" which has a user say 'test' that lets the users connect to the application and a logon trigger which stops them from connecting to the server through SSMS. I ...
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DR option for SharePoint databases? ideas and experiences

First let me clarify that I am not looking for thoughts in terms what is the best or the bad options for a DR for SQL Server. I am just looking for for inputs from experienced people. We are running ...
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Unable to delete Log Shipping configuration

I need some help with my SQL 2005 server. I am trying to setup log shipping, I've successfully done so for all user-databases, except one. From the looks of it, it once had log shipping configured ...
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Best method to implement HA and DR, replication via 1 PUB and 2 SUB or replication and LS both

I need a advise on one of our projects where: We have 3 SQL database servers A, B and C: A is the live production server with around 200 users with a database of size 1.5 TB hosted. B is going to ...
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LSCopy job fails on SQL Server 2005 - Insufficient space

I'm having some trouble getting my LSCopy job of Log-Shipping on my SQL Server 2005 server, to work. The LSBackup job is configured so the backup is made locally (D: drive) The LSCopy job is ...
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Log Shipping Fails to create backup after Server reboot

We made a change last week to point our log shipping backup jobs to a new Windows File Share. For three days everything was running successfully. On Saturday night we performed our monthly ...
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Can I backup (Full) the Log-Shipping Secondary Database?

I have a Highly pressured Production Environment with Database name DB1. And I want to run a weekly DBCC CHECKDB process on one of the databases there. (You can understand,I can't do it on my ...
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Why is Full Recovery model a requirement for AlwaysON? [closed]

We have all our production databases in simple recovery model, and are very happy about it because it fully satisfies our RPOs and RTOs. Now we want to implement AlwaysON DR solution for our ...
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Advice on transaction log based reporting server

I am in need of advice on setting up a remote read-only MSSQL 2008 reporting server using transaction logs. From what I gather, true TLS setup requires both database servers to be aware of each other ...
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Grant Windows logins to read a secondary database of log shipping?

The following link, Creating Users on secondary server in log shipping, shows how to create a database login on the secondary server. How to grant Windows logins on the secondary server to access the ...
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Log Shipping -Monitor Server Down - Copying happening but not restoring on secondary

I have set up a few log shipping instances, but I am not a DBA. This weekend something happened for the first time - the log shipping Monitor Server went down temporarily due to electrical issues ...
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Is it possible to estimate the restore progress in SQL Server 2014 from pages read/written?

For context - SQL 2014 EE, we're doing tran log backups from our main production box and restoring to a R/O instance. The log is usually around 50GB. So I'm familiar with the structure of SQL Server ...
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Log shipping and new NDF file

I have a log shipped database, and I want to create a new NDF file in another disk for moving historic tables to that NDF file. My goal is to free some space in the MDF file because the disk that the ...
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Log shipping Readonly/Standby executes Queries slow for some users

I have a SQL Server database that is doing log shipping to another SQL Server instance, both servers have identical hardware. We have a reporting service that then runs reports against the readonly ...
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Log shipping and SIMPLE recovery mode

We have the need of implement the log shipping in our production environment, and we'll do this on the next weeks. In the other hand, we do monthly a "cleanup" of the database: we set the database in ...
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How to copy SQL Server log shipping files to AWS EC2 instance

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 and would like to log ship from my local data center SQL Server instance to a log shipping target SQL Server running in AWS EC2. What is the best way to copy the log ...
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Is it possible to set stand-by database to active, do changes and then continue restore chain?

Basically, I'm using a custom log shipping method on a sql 2012, where the transaction files are manually copied to an offsite location. The files are then restored using something similar: RESTORE ...
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Best DR strategy for MS SQL Failover Cluster [closed]

I have... 2 database servers 1 shared SAN storage 2 MSSQL 2012R2 (Standard) server instances (2 SQL Failover Cluster) Server A is the primary node for SQL Instance A Server B is the primary node for ...
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Best way to migrate a huge SQL Server database with low downtime over network

Problem definition Our database server needs to be transferred to an other datacenter. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (64-bit) and contains two databases of about 2TB and 1TB. ...
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Database cannot be opened. It is in the middle of a restore?

I've set up log shipping using standby mode ´╝łThe "Disconnect users in the database when restoring backups" is unchecked). I tested running the following code on secondary server/database. declare @a ...
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On Prem SQL Server: Log shipping via Azure Blob Storage: Possible?

This is about on premise, regular SQL Server 2014, Standard edition. This is NOT about SQL Azure. The only part of Azure in this conversation is Azure Blog Storage, as a transport for some bits (SQL ...
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Tran Log file growing even after log backups and Log shipping configured

I have log shipping configured for a database in sql server 2005 with below details: A) Database X hosted on primary: Log backup every 1 hour as scheduled in LS Backup job: Data file: 40 GB and Log ...
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How can i automate the process of log shipping monitoring

I have log shipping configured between my Prod SQL server 2005 and QA SQL server 2005. Per the requirement from Business we need to provide them with a report at the end of the day for the LOG ...
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Please explain log-shipping delta

I am trying to understand how Delta is monitored in log-shipping. We have log-shipping monitoring in place and I am seeing delta increases sometimes for random instances and it drops once database is ...
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Combining log shipping and regular log file backups

Following on from my earlier question, I'm trying to set up a combination of Log Shipping and database backup. What I have in place is: Log Shipping set up between my two servers, to run every 5 ...
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Deciding on a replication strategy

We have several dozen small-medium (<1Gb) databases on our SQL Server 2008R2 (Standard Edition) server, with one or two more being created every month. The server itself is a fairly well spec'd box ...
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Resuming log shipping, do I just restore the db over itself?

I have log shipping set up. I then bring all the databases online on the secondary machine, so log shipping can't restore anymore. A bit later on I want to resume log shipping. I was told before ...
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Sql Server 2008 R2 - Failed to send an environment change notification to a log shipping partner node

Login failed for user '*****'. Reason: Failed to send an environment change notification to a log shipping partner node while revalidating the login. I'm seeing a bunch of these errors on my ...
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What happens on the primary when log cannot be restored on the secondary on Log Shipping

I would like to setup a log shipping but I have a concern as to what would happen if the restore operation on the secondary would fail for some reason. I want the primary database keep working no ...
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Log shipping option not showing

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. I am trying to implement log shipping, but the log shipping option is not showing in the database properties window. The database recovery option is ...
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MS SQL Server 2012 Log Shipping Questions

I have a few questions regarding Log Shipping in SQL Server 2012. If the primary database server dies, is it possible to allow users to connect to the secondary database so as to continue working ...
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How the xlogs files travels form Master to Slave

I have some doubts about how the workflow proccess in PostgreSQL replication using archiving logs. If I have this configuration in Master postgresql.conf: archive_command = 'test ! -f ...
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How can I sync databases to a secondary server for read-only usage?

I want to sync databases to a secondary server that will be used read-only for SQL Server Reporting Services. These syncs can be done once or twice nightly and mid morning; synced database sizes ...
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SQL Server: Log Shipping in “restoring” state: Can I temporarily take it out of restoring to check it?

I know it is normal for the target db to be in "restoring" state I also would like to do a few queries as a sanity check that the data is all up to date. Can I take it to a read only, non-restoring ...
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Transaction Log Shipping across multiple SQL Server versions

I'm lead to believe that TLS is only appropriate/supported across the same versions of SQL Server. What I'm trying to do is to maintain a reporting (read only) version of a production transactional ...
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How do I resume log shipping?

I was log shipping. I disabled the jobs, and restored the database on the secondary machine and used them for a bit. Now I want to undo this. I don't care about history or syncing, I simply want to ...
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How do I set a database back to 'Restoring…'?

Sorry if this is a noob question. I have transaction log shipping set up for a failover scenario. All the databases are in 'Restoring...' state until I do restore database x with recovery. At this ...
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Using existing SQL Server credentials for log shipping reporting purposes

I have set up log shipping, but I don't see how I can reset orphaned SQL Server credentials on the destination server as databases are in standby/read-only mode. I am getting push-back on ...
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After log shipping, I activate failover with a RESTORE. What happens when the next log shipping job runs?

I'm using log shipping for the first time. I've got it working between my primary and secondary server, on the secondary server the database is Restoring... which I understand basically means it is ...
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Log shipping - failed over to secondary, how to fail back

SQL 2012 I've been researching and testing Log Shipping as a DR solution. I got the two servers setup. Log shipping is in place and verified to be working correctly. I failed over by restoring the ...
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Transaction Log Shipping doesn't use the latest transaction log

I have setup transaction log shipping between two servers every 15 minutes, this is on SQL Server 2008 R2. The problem is that when the logs are being restored on the secondary server, it always uses ...
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How to do a one-time log shrink on a database with transactional replication

I have inherited a 10 GB database with an 80 GB log [only 3% in use according to DBCC SQLPERF(logspace)]. It seems safe to assume the extreme log growth was due to problems from long before I was ...
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Creating Users on secondary server in log shipping

I have a production Server say ServerA I have setup log shipping to ServerB which is left in read-only mode. The purpose of this log shipping is to lower the load on production server for some ...
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How to configure log shipping in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition

Could you please guide me on how to configure log shipping in SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition for same hostname with two different IP's. (Primary and Secondary server) example: Primary machine ...
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Log shipping - switchover and failback

We are doing a planned failover and switch back from the primary to DR with mirroring. We do not have a separate monitor instance. Please help me with the following 1. Is it possible to switch back ...
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SSIS v/s Replication v/s logshipping

I have 2 SQL server instances, on different servers. One is Production instance and gets lots of reads and writes daily. Another one is for external applications to use a copy of few of the tables ...