I am reading the book 'Pro SQL Server 2019 Administration' from Carter, where in the Log shipping section he mentions:
"Unlike other high availability and disaster recovery technologies, an amount of administrative effort is associated with failing over log shipping. To fail over log shipping, you must back up the tail end of the transaction log, and copy it, along with any other uncopied backup files, to the secondary server."
He previously specified that log shipping is mostly used in DR scenarios... My question is, if DR hit the primary data center, how is one supposed to "up the tail end of the transaction log, and copy it, along with any other uncopied backup files"?!
If DR hits, and we have set up log shipping, my guess is that we are only left with whatever the secondary replicas have... That is, if I am able to 'backup the tail' then the server must be up and running...