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

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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 - 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 ...
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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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How do I monitor PostgreSQL WAL shipping if I'm not using streaming replication?

We have a fairly simple setup to replicate from our on-premise master PostgreSQL database to our presentation tier in AWS. We're using WAL shipping using the archive_command setting. Basically the ...
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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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Log Shipping in lieu of replication

I have two SQL Server 2008 R2 systems that, due to network restrictions, cannot use SQL Server replication. However, data needs to be shared between these systems. It may be possible to send a file ...
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How does Log shipping knows to keep track

I have set up log shipping between 2 SQL Servers (SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2012). At first i took a full backup of the first one and restored it on the other one and than i set up the log ...
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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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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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Implement Log Shipping in prod env

We have a 3.5 TB DB which is already involved in log shipping to two different servers, as one will be in restore sate only and one will be in stand by mode which helps for reporting needs. All three ...
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Why does Log Shipping .TRN file copy just stop

I apologize in advance for a long post but I have had it up to here with this error of having to delete LS configuration and starting it over for any DB thats got this error. I have LS setup on 3 ...
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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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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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Mirroring vs. Log Shipping

The software company I work for is planning to migrating our infrastructure into the cloud. Our current focus is to find the best database replication method. Current Servers: SQL Server 2008 SE - ...
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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 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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This backup cannot be restored using WITH STANDBY because a database upgrade is needed. Reissue the RESTORE without WITH STANDBY

I am creating log shipping for two databases, db1 and db2. It will be from SQL Server 2008 r2 to newer version, SQL Server 2012 On the SQL 2008R2, they are both dbi_version = 661: DBCC TRACEON ...
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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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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 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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Bandwidth comparison between log shipping and transactional replication

Which technique uses more network bandwidth: Log shipping Transactional Replication Can some one share any benchmarks for the same ? What would be the Memory and I/O impact on the Primary server ...
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Log-shipping : Broken Chain

If a write on log shipping transaction backup gets corrupted on one of the transaction file due to network or media issue, and hence the log shipping chain gets broken, is there any other way to ...
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log shipping backup fails every so often on only one server

I was asked to change the DFS share for our log shipping on all our SQL servers (SQL 2008 on windows 2008) to point to the new share due to some IO issues on the previous one. But now, ocassionally, ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Approaches for Real time copy of database on same SQL Server instance

I have a draft of requirements that look like this: Production database should be copied in real-time to "Pre-prod" database The Pre-prod database should be available to read and update It should be ...
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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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MS SQL Server 2012 Log Shipping Questions

I have a few questions regarding Log Shipping in SQL Server 2012. 1) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Inhibit Sql Server Log Shipping Alerts during certain times

There are batch jobs that occur in the middle of the night, which cause log shipping backups to be delayed such that they exceed the alert threshold, and alerts are then emailed. How can I disable ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...