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

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What is a good way to get a time for the data freshness when the source is log shipped to another server?

I'm log shipping from SERVER_A with backups every 10 minutes. I restore the logs to SERVER_B every 20 minutes. I pause the restores while I do a DWH load from SERVER_B into SERVER_C I report out of ...
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Is there a query or report to see how often log shipping is falling behind?

Is there a query or report to see how often log shipping fell behind for a given month?
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Is there a readymade script that I can use to automate sync of server level logins, roles and securable permissions between 2 SQL servers?

I have configured log shipping from SQL1 to SQL2. Database level users, roles and securable permissions are getting transferred. However suppose the user doesn't exist on the server level login, then ...
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How to sync sql server login and database level permissions between 2 sql servers?

If I have log shipping configured between 2 sql servers on premise, then, in addition to the database data and schema, will the database user permissions and server login permissions/role membership ...
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Can you safely log ship between primary and secondary servers on different cumulative update versions?

Need to update primary from 2019-CU14 to 2019 CU15 and a few hours/days later update secondary to CU 15 once the primary is deemed stable. Can you safely log ship between primary and secondary ...
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Log Shipping is failing with a 'Could not cleanup History'

We're experiencing a weird problem with our SQL Server 2019 Log shipping (15.0.4198.2). We have 4 databases that are log shipped, with a monitoring instance. The log tasks all fire at the same time. ...
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What is the impact on primary (in terms of locking) and restore process when secondary database is being read by large query?

I am exploring couple of solutions: Log shipping - say a large query is running and meanwhile the log shipping process is triggered. Will this stop the query or delay the log shipping restore? ...
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How to solve Log shipping issues when Shadow copy volume-level backups are in place?

How to solve Log shipping issues when Shadow copy volume-level backups are in place? I tried setting up log shipping but it failed each time because the backup chain of the virtual log, the block ...
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Log shipping report to show average daily volume?

Is there a SQL log shipping report (or query) that I can run to see what my average daily log shipping volume is in terms of gigabytes of log data shipped (by DB or in total)?
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Permissions required for MS SQL Server Log Shipping Monitoring

I have a primary server log shipping to a secondary server, with everything working well. During the setup a monitor server was specified, and the tables appear to have been setup correctly. All ...
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Are there any special considerations for a log-shipping role change when the database has memory optimzed files?

We're noticing a problem with our log-shipping setups when the database contains a memory-optimized file. Specifically, after changing the primary/secondary roles, restoring log backups taken after ...
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Do I need to be carefull about log shipping log backups truncating tlog?

We have full backups running every Sunday. Differential every day. Log backups every hour. This is all configured as part of our recovery strategy. I have been requested to configure log shipping on ...
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Can we access snapshot database of a log shipping database while we are restoring log files

I have a question regarding snapshot database of a log shipping database. I have a database name like Northwind on server A and I am shipping it to server B. On server B, the log shipped copy of the ...
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Move logship database file

I want to move a ldf file from one drive to another. Some idiot who is definitly not me restored the log file to the wrong drive which is nearly full now. The database is readonly/standby for a ...
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How to Ensure all Log backups are restored on secondary server in log shipping

I have some concerns regarding the restore job on secondary server in log shipping in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 for below scenario : I have two servers, primary and secondary. The backup, copy and ...
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Error Restore database to secondary - Log Shipping

I am new as a DBA. I want to ask. I want to create new log shipping a database 17815 from server primary to server secondary. I create new log shipping with right-click on database 17815. when I click ...
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what databases are already set up in the log-shipping, and which ones are not?

I am setting up log-shipping from server1 to server2. there are many databases on server1 and I want to automate the process. I have already done a few databases manually, while I am working on the ...
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Strategy on Standby restore option for hourly log shipping file

I am trying to come up with a strategy of keeping up with daily database update process using "standby" restore mode. I am getting 24 log shipping files (for the previous day's each hour ...
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Migration from SQL SERVER 2008 R2 to 2019 with Log Shipping [closed]

Is possible to run swing migration from SQL SERVER 2008 R2 to 2019 with Log Shipping?
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Best practices for sql server log shipping method [closed]

We have about 20 databases, with no DR config yet. Most of them are SQL Server 2016 with Failover cluster Availability group What's the best method for a log shipping? Log shipping directly between ...
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Do DB permissions flow from primary server to secondary server in SQL log shipping?

Do DB permissions flow from primary server to secondary server in SQL log shipping? If someone wants db read permissions on the secondary, do we grant on primary and the permission flows to the ...
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log shipping error

i have several databases log shipped from primary to secondary servers. most work fine however i have one that fails after 1 or 2 cycles. log shipping is on a 15 min schedule. i have been trying to ...
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How to ship new rows from the source to a target server?

Context We have a SQL Server 'source' where daily 10M rows inserted to a table. No updates. I would like to ship the new rows to a 'target' server, then delete those (sooner or later) on the source ...
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How to dispose of large tables with the least impact to log shipping?

Have two semi large related tables (284,6876,609 rows - 156,785,176 KB and 4,2628,162 rows - 2,212,464 KB) in a log shipped db that needs to be either purged or dropped. How can I dispose of these ...
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Log shipping retention question

One of the secondary's is failing log shipping restore due to insufficient drive space. This might not be looked at by IT for several days. Can log shipping primary server purge transaction log ...
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Tools for looking at transactions inside of transaction log backup file? [closed]

Are there any tools (commercial or open source) for looking at the contents of a transaction log backup file? Occasionally, get a large transaction log backup file and would like to see the contents /...
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What things can influence log_shipping_monitor_secondary - last_restored_latency values?

Looking at msdb.dbo.log_shipping_monitor_secondary last_restored_latency values for each log shipped db. last_restored_latency - The amount of time, in minutes, that elapsed between when the log ...
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Excluding log shipped DB from current database maintenance plan (Ola's solution)

The Senior DBA and I were discussing our most recent rollout of log shipping to 25+ servers and one of the issues we had ran into during our pilot was the log chain breaking randomly. We narrowed down ...
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SQL Log Shipping - What is the date time format used by transaction log file name?

Looking at my SQL log shipping file names (following is an example) Q:\Backups\LogShipping\MyAudit\MyAudit_20201027165400.trn What date time format is the transaction log expressed in (local military ...
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how to failover in log shipping?

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 ...
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Log shipping to fix unintended deletion?

I am reading the book 'Pro SQL Server 2019 Administration' from Carter: In a scenario in which a user accidentaly deletes data; he mentions that we can recover the data (from the DR server) and then &...
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SQL Server logshipping: Extend the LS_Alert window

We have a logshipping setup, where the LS_Restore job on the secondary database is switched off every night for the datawarehouse to grab its data. The restore cycle is set to 15 minutes and if ...
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SQL log shipping from different hosts on different versions [duplicate]

We have a current setup where we have two SQL 2008R2 database servers in production. Our reporting team requested a single place they could query data from both servers (to avoid both hitting ...
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SQL server Log Shipping

I have two node SQL server standard failover cluster. I need to setup single node DR using log Shipping method. Want to ask after switch over to DR how we can setup, plan so that application can ...
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Can I change database compatibility level from 80 to 90 or higher with log shipping?

I have a database on SQL 2008 R2 with compatibility level 80 and I want to change it to 90 or 100. I assumed that after changing, I may find a regression in our application's performance. Many backups ...
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what is the impact of changing log shipping schedule timing jobs?

I have two severs primary and secondary log shipped server , after configuring it, I noticed that the latency of last copied file and last restored file increased and the alert of monitor sever fired ...
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Sql Server Backup - Log shipping vs VM snapshot

Setup I have Sql Server Standard running on an AWS VM For one of my DBs on this server, I perform:  1x daily backup And ship logs every 15mins to another DB Server VM, dedicated to log shipping ...
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WAL Archival not working in PostgreSQL V9.4.9 DB server

Our DB servers are on VM, during planned server restart for system patch deployment our Master DB server crashed. We have taken the clone of Primary Slave VM and restore the Master DB using last ...
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Log Shipping restore job failed, DBNAME is not in NORECOVERY/STANDBY mode

My log shipping job stopped suddenly. I'm getting this error: 2020-04-17 14:46:36.42 ----- START OF TRANSACTION LOG RESTORE ----- 2020-04-17 14:46:36.53 Starting transaction log restore. ...
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In SQL server during Log Shippping which portion (active\Inactive) of the Log file (.ldf) backup is taken and further restored in SQL Server [closed]

I am confused, like if we take the backup of the whole log file, wont it clear the transaction log though we have copy only backup. In log file we have 2 parts, like active and inactive logs, in ...
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Why are my Log Ship Jobs Blocking Each Other

I have 5 databases at a DR site all being log shipped to once a minute using the built in SQL Server log ship jobs. The server is running SQL Server 2017. For the last week the log shipping keeps ...
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SQL Server Log Shipping for Server Migration - What's the final step?

Working with a server running SQL Server that was the log shipping target for two other servers as part of server consolidation/migration. In other words, server B was log shipping to server A and ...
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Does this plan work as a Failover strategy-SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition

We have two SQL Server 2016 Standard edition (standard edition due to budget issues) configured one as primary sql server and another one as fail-over server. I have implemented Transactional ...
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Can Azure Backup Server backup databases participating in Log Shipping?

We have a number of log-shipped SQL 2017 databases which we wish to start backing up using Microsoft Azure Backup Server (locally and to the cloud) on a 15 minute schedule. Does anyone know if it is ...
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Using SQL Server 2017, can log backups be safely taken on primary when using Log Shipping or Availability Groups?

We have a CommVault server taking log 15-minutely log backups of our primary (on-premise) DBs (combined with full nightlies), for point-in-time restores. We want to enable high availability for DR ...
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Can we change Log Shipping backup file naming convention

Seems the Log Shipping backup files naming convention (especially the date-time stamp in the name) is followed by UTC time, i believe that is default and standard. I would like to clarify on ...
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Log shipping backup

I m confused with backup for log shipping,by taking full backup(not copy- only) in primary ,does it affect the log backup LSN chain and cause log shipping not to work? If it does not affect LSN chain, ...
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How can I safely kill this spid that is running on the master database?

I have a secondary logshipping database that is blocked by a pending restore. There is no process (spid) on this database itself, but I found a spid related to this database, that runs on the master ...
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Restoring .trn files on a regular basis to a backed-up database

We have been given a .bak file of a database from our vendor on a completely different network. They are placing their .trn files every 15 minutes on a sftp for us to pickup and write to the .bak file ...
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Log Shipping between 2 AGs

I'm having one AG with two nodes (active-passive) in one data center and another AG with two nodes (active-passive) in a different data center. I need to have log shipping enabled between these two ...

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