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

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Log shipping restore: Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can perform this operation

On my secondary, I am seeing many messages like these in sysjobhistory from the LSCopy and LSRestore jobs for each database: Could not log history/error ...
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Log Shipping Backup Job Stuck at In Progress for several days

I have a SQL 2012 server with Log Shipping for 6 databases to a secondary server on the same network, however when checking SQL Agent for the backup job this is still at In Progress for all 6 ...
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Managing Security for a Log Shipped db across two (unconnected) domains

SQL Server 2008 (soon to be 2012). We have a vendor that is providing us with log shipped backups of our production database. We use this log shipped database for BI staging, reporting, etc. I've ...
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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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Restore databases from prod to test server with data over X days

We've got a list from app owners to restore say 20 databases from a total of 100 available production server databases onto a test server on weekly basis. Moreover, they require it in a way that ...
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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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Setting up log shipping with an availability group

In my production environment I have a SQL Server 2012 AlwaysOn AG. The Server1 there is database "MessagesDB" and in an AG to secondary Server2 (in synchronous mode). I want to setup log shipping ...
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MS-SQL 2014 Log Shipping: Access permission question

Wonder if someone could provide some advice or point me in the right direction towards achieving the below objective please. Unfortunately I have not been very successful in finding a solution online. ...
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Secondary log shipped DB becoming suspect after restore of a transaction log

The Configuration Primary DB SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Web Edition running in windows Server 2012 R2 x64 on a local RAID 10 SAS 10k disk array co-located in an enterprise grade datacentre Secondary DB ...
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Set “Encryption Enabled” to FALSE…what can go wrong?

I'm migrating a database from SQL Server 2012 to SQL Server 2014 on the Same server. I'm configuring LOG SHIPPING on a database that is apparently encrypted: When setting the log shipping i got ...
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Log Shipping “out of sync” but none of the jobs are failing

I've configured a log shipping from a server, to the same server, only with a different instance. Primary server is configured this way: LSBACKUP_MyDatabase - every 25min Secondary server: ...
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Transaction log rollback broke Log Shipping chain?

Is it correct that performing a transaction log restore to a previous point in time will break the log shipping chain? If this is correct, is there a way to recover from this situation without having ...
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Is automatic failback on Postgres 8.4 possible via log shipping/PITR?

I have successfully setup continuous archiving and recovery of a master and slave node with PostgreSQL 8.4 via log shipping. I'm using keepalived to monitor both nodes and I can successfully trigger ...
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Log Shipping vs Data Replication in SQL Server 2012

Just wonder if anyone has tried to use Log Shipping on SQL Server 2012 collecting data from SQL Server 2008R2 and SQL Server 2005 databases? I heard it would be an easier option to implement compared ...
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Log Shipping- Can I alter the schema of a table that is being used in the secondary instance?

We have two SQL Server instances with log shipping set on a database. Can I alter the schema (add columns, remove columns etc.) of the table in the Primary instance/db while the table is being used in ...
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Transaction Log file of the secondary database in Log Shipping grows fast and fills up disk space [duplicate]

I have a log shipping setup for DR. The transaction log file of one of the secondary databases, which is in restoring mode, is 7 times larger than the data file and is filling up the disk space. What ...
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LOG BACKUP is TRUNCATING in Log Shipping

I had configured Log shipping from INSTANCE1 to INSTANCE2. For the past few days, am able to find that the log backup is truncating only at the midnight. Due to this, LSRestore Job in INSTANCE2 got ...
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Disable SQL Server Log Shipping to nonexistent destination

I am administering a SQL Server 2008 instance in a dev environment. At some point before I became an administrator, someone enabled log shipping from one of the databases on this dev instance to ...
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Can Log Shipping be recovered and resumed by scripts after DR?

Server A has DB1 log shipping to Server B as DB1_LS in a DR environment. Before the company DR exercise, I scripted out the log shipping configuration from DB1 properties window so I basically got one ...
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SQL Server 2012 - log shipping issue

I'm sort of new to SQL Server so bear if the doubts are silly. I have configured log shipping for my DR purpose. SQL Server 2012 is the version. Today I encountered the following error in my log ...
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SQL Server Log Shipping: File copy options?

I usually use redgate sql backup which has a transaction log copy mechanism built in. If I roll my own log shipping, what are established ways to move the log file? I want to emphasize: The way log ...
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Log Shipping SQL Server 2012

I'm a developer at a small shop that doesn't have a DBA and i'm trying to get log shipping with sql server 2012 working. I'm trying to off load reporting from the transaction system to a new data ...
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Is log shipping good for periodic synchronization?

I have Postgresql 9.3 server on both my laptop and my desktop at home. I keep identical data on both system. Sometimes I work on the database on my laptop while other times I work on the database on ...
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Migrate SQL Server database to multiple files (shrinkfile emptyfile vs log shipping)

I have a SQL Server 2008 database in production that we are moving onto a new server. The current database has a single ~400GB .MDF file. The new server will be running SQL Server 2012, and we are ...
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What Open Ports are Necessary for SQL Server Log Shipping to Secondary on the Internet

Our secondary server will be on the other end of an always on IPSEC tunnel. We need to instruct our customer's firewall/VPN/Server team (they are responsible for the primary). What I've gathered so ...
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What does 'Could not find a log backup file that could be applied' means on log shipping?

Skipped Log Backup File ..... Could not find a log backup file that could be applied to secondary Database What does this mean? I've configured a log shipping. To test, I created 2 tables, ...
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How do I fix an Orphaned User in Log Shipped version of a SQL Server 2008 database

Forgive my greenness.. but would appreciate some help on this... We are doing development work on an instance of SQL Server 2008 and have multiple databases on that server that are core to our ...
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VSS Writer : RESTORE VERIFYONLY FROM VIRTUAL_DEVICE breaks log shipping

Log shipping has been working for a very long time, but now and then it breaks. I found it sometimes breaks (causes the transaction log to become corrupt and I get the message : "media family on ...
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Log shipping 2008 r2 SP2 server to a 2008 r2 SP3 CLUSTER

We have recently configured one database to be replicated with log shipping in production, using SQL Server 2008 R2. We have up and running more than 150 database replicas without any problems. But ...
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Log Shipping causes high context switches

MSSQL - I have setup log shipping on many databases being sent to 2 different servers in NORECOVERY mode. This is causing crazy context switches on the main server. Is this normal? 16 Cores without ...
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Change archivelog location in Oracle

Oracle instance I set up is using USE_DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST for archivelog location. log_archive_dest_1 string LOCATION=use_db_recovery_file_ dest, valid_for=(ALL_ROLES,ALL ...
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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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SQL Server 2014 Log shipping - column error

I'm trying to set up log shipping between two instances of SQL Server 2014 Dev edition. Backup and copy jobs work flawless, but the restore one keep failing with the following error: An error ...
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Secondary reporting SQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2012 Std cluster that has a lot of writes going on. We'd like to offload some of the reporting to a separate (2012 Std) VM. It can be around 24 hours out of date. I think log ...
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Can SQL Server database be changed from NoRecovery to Standby?

I'm receiving a log shipped database (and daily transaction logs) from an outside vendor -- to our FTP. No internal access allowed. No connection between the two databases. I've restored the ...
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Remove the log shipping configuration on the secondary server, when the primary is no longer available

My primary server with SQL Server 2005 broke down, so I've started up the log-shipped database on the secondary server. The database is live on the secondary server, and I just need to remove the log ...
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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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Grant access on Secondary but not on primary in SQL Server logshipping [duplicate]

I have a strange situation wherein users need permission on log shipped DB on secondary server but not on primary. The problem is, the login has access on many other DBs on primary server apart from ...
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Log Shipping Fails with CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR

DR plan for primary database in a private hosted cloud environment. The primary is a hosted physical server. The secondary is on another network, same domain. Version is SQL Server 2008R2 ...
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Log Shipping copy job doesn't delete old files on a secondary node that is part of AlwaysOn configuration

I have the following setup, all servers are SQL 2014 Enterprise: 2 node AlwaysOn availability group; third server for off-site DR. Log backups are being taken on the primary node, copied to the ...
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Access to path denied when applying logs with SQL Server log shipping

When applying logs on destination database, I consistently get a: 'Access to the path \ip-address\folder is denied' on standby machine. (cannot read logs on UNC sharing) It seems ...
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Log shipping restore delay of a minute between iterations

On a test database running Log Shipping jobs the initial Restores to catch up performed the first time I run the Restore job seem to have a 1 minute or so Wait time built in. I would have expected ...
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Replication from log shipping database

I have a secondary database on a standby and read only mode. The question is .. Can I replicate this database ?
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Log shipping with a monthly archival process

We will be implementing log shipping in our production environment in the next weeks. We perform a monthly "cleanup" of the database, whereby we set the database to the SIMPLE recovery model, copy ...
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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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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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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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Log Shipping - RESTORE WITH STANDBY - on SQL Server 2012 keeps breaking

We are using log shipping and RESTORE WITH STANDBY on SQL Server 2012 in order to restore the database in read-only mode for reporting purposes. However, the log shipping setup keeps breaking after ...