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

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Getting timeouts and backup errors after mirroring and log shipping is setup

OS is Windows Server 2003 32 bit. SQL Server is SQL Server 2008 SP3 32 bit Today I finished configuring database mirroring and log shipping for 3 databases on this SQL instance and started receiving ...
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Can the same database be log-shipping secondary and primary at the same time?

Here is my scenario: Database DB1 on Server1 is log shipping primary in data center. Database DB1 on Server2 is log shipping secondary; Server2 is in remote location. Logs are shipped from data ...
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SQL Server Database Hot Backups: Which Technique(s) to Use for Multi-Level Replication?

I'm reading the many other posts here about mirroring vs. replication, but I'd still appreciate it if someone with some experience would weigh in. My small development team needs to have local ...
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Can I run a Report Server and a Mirror server from a working Log Shipping secondary instance? [closed]

Our setup: City A - Primary server for logshipping City B - Secondary server for logshipping Now there is a lot of data being updated from A - B. And the server in City B is underutilized, and it ...
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What are the advantages of a monitor server for log shipping

I'm researching and implementing log shipping as part of disaster recovery for our SQL server. I've seen that a monitor server is recommended (but not required) for monitoring the log shipping ...
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Advice about Backup Solution

Our database Server is being hosted by another company. They provide a file level backup that occurs once per day. They also allow for Log Shipping. My company is taking advantage of their ...
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Log shipping and log file: Can the log on the master or slave every be truncated/shrunk?

SQL Server 2008, standard log shipping setup (well, using redgate, but it is a pretty normal flow). On the replica, the log file is pretty big. Wondering if on the backup/replica servers it is OK to ...
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How to prevent SQL Server database server from running out of disk space?

What are the best preventive approaches that we can do to prevent the SQL Server database server from running out of disk space ? Is there a way to set the maximum database file size (both the ...
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Logshipping alert emails are being sent out while there is no error

I have logshipping setup with a Primary and a Secondary, and this has been working fine for a long time. Yesterday I started reveiving these emails: The log shipping primary database ...
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SQL Log Shipping Firewall settings [closed]

I'm attempting to setup log shipping between two differnet domains. When I attempt to connect to the secondary server instance the primary server fails to connect. If I turn off the windows firewall ...
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SQL Server 2008 log shipping via JungleDisk

Has anyone used Jungle Disk as a common location for SQL Server 2008 log shipping? We use it for backup already and I think it can be used for taking log backup to our off-site location. It seems ...
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Log shipping setup across domains

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows machine. I've been tasked with setting up log shipping between our production site (managed by a service provider) and our QA environment which is hosted ...
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Why is my postmaster process (sometimes) becoming unmanageable after a WAL base restore?

TL;DR: Un-stoppable, unusable postmaster is being spawned when Postgres is started right after restoring its data directory from a WAL base backup. Why? Context: We run postgresql 8.4, on CentOS 6, ...
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Does Log-Shipping need Transaction Log Backup from Primary Server?

In this video tutorial it is explained that we should use the transaction log backup of the primary server database and restore it into the secondary server database for log shipping. I was doing a ...
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Can SQL Express be used as a Log Shipping monitor server?

I'm keen to setup a "Monitor Server". We have SQL 2008 R2 Enterprise edition on both primary and secondary servers. Can we use SQL Express in monitoring server setup for licencing purposes?
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Log Shipping Monitor Stored Procedure returning Null

I have log shipping setup. When I EXEC sp_log_shipping _monitor it returns all null values even though log shipping appears to be working fine. last_restored_file NULL last_copied_file NULL
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Is Log Shipping or Mirroring a better solution for Disaster Recovery?

I am planning an index rebuild, however my logs are prone to huge overblown sizes. In fact I was leaning towards doing an intelligent re-indexing, but since the fragmentation levels are greater than ...
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rebuilding indexes and logshipping?

We all know that index rebuilding creates lot of log growth..so what changes would you consider to your logshipping side to accomodate this log growth? Do we increase the frequency of the ...
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SQL Server Log shipping standby db stuck restoring

I have 2 servers on SQL Server 2005 SP4. When the secondary server catches up with the log files it is switches into standby mode, but after a while it seems to be 'stuck' in restoring. There were ...
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How to Delete Restoring Database

I am running log shipping with SQL server 2008 R2. I have a situation where the secondary database drive ran out of space and was not applying log shipping transaction logs. The way I want to fix ...
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LogShipping frequency for backup/copy/restore

I wish to create a LogShipping job that runs every 5 minutes. What is the best way to do this so that the backup/copy/restore does not collide? Maybe Sql server knows how to handle this, but I was ...
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Reduce load off primary server by using log shipping, or mirroring, or something else?

I have previously asked the below question about LogShipping frequencies, but I think I might be approaching this problem incorrectly (LogShipping frequency) Problem I have a high volume site that I ...
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SQL Backups - Full vs Differential vs Log Shipping

I'm looking to refine our SQL backups utilizing Full, Differential, and Log Shipping. Currently, I am only performing full backups once at night. This process is taking so long that it is running ...
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Will removing a 2nd log file break log shipping?

We have a large database 200GB+ to which we added a second log file to cater for growth during an upgrade. This is now no longer needed so we want to remove it. Normally this would be a simple ALTER ...