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Questions tagged [log-shipping]

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

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Log Shipping and Transactional Replication

Is it possible to have a Log Shipping Secondary database be a publication database for transactional replication? In my research I discovered the the database for log shipping has to stay in no ...
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Adding a Far DR secondary server Log shipping on already configured SQL server

We have a setup where there are 3 SQL Server instances in which 1 primary,1 Near Secondary,1 Far Secondary. So the there is already log shipping configured between Primary and Near DR Secondary. Now ...
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Differences Between Setting Up Transaction Log Shipping through Wizard vs Scripts

There appears to be a fairly significant difference after setting up transaction log shipping (in Standby/ Read-Only mode) through the SSMS wizard, which generates jobs that then call on outside .exe ...
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Log Shipping Backup grey in Transaction Log Shipping Status

I have slow network that makes configure log shipping via GUI always timeout, so I generate script and run it in both primary server and secondary server. The scripts work fine but the primary ...
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After Restoring Log Shipping to Secondary Server, First Stored Procedure Execution is Slow

We've set up log shipping to a secondary SQL server on Standby/ Read-Only to offload all SSRS report generation. This works fine within the restrictions imposed by: Kicking out the user during the ...
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Two Databases in Standby/ Read-Only, Can Only Alter to SINGLE_USER One of Them

I am setting up Transaction Log shipping in Standby/ Read-Only mode of two databases to multiple instances. After backing up and restoring the transaction logs to their separate instances (one copy ...
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Restarting primary SQL Server instance with log shipping

I have configured log shipping with 20 minutes for backup, copy and restore. If i need to restart my primary server. do I need to stop all jobs (backup, copy and restore)? Please advise. Regards ...
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“Pausing” log shipping to allow normal DB use. Is this process valid?

I am in the process of migrating a server to AWS. Right now it is just for Dev/QA work, but will eventually be turned into our production server. It is a 2 node AG. Server is all up and running, ...
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Adding another Secondary Log Shipping location

I've seen a few variations of this question, but no clear cut answers to my situation. I have an existing log shipping setup, and want to add a secondary server. Here is how I understand what will ...
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Log Shipping Copy Job Fails once in a while

I have configured log shipping at multiple database server with monitored server(separate server) and all of them are running fine without any issues. One particular server has 7 database and the ...
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Security Considerations for AG vs Log Shipping

we are considering removing our log shipping server and adding another node to our Availability Groups. While I understand that this should be better cause it's a/synchronous and will move the data to ...
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Restore job run successfully without error but actually not applied during log ship from older version to newer one

Our requirement is for SQL Server 2008 R2 databases to be upgraded/migrated to SQL Server 2016. We want to configure log shipping between SQL Server 2008 R2 (source) and SQL Server 2016 (target). We ...
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Database file location change on standby site after restore standby database

I am configuring Log shipping from SQL Server 2008R2 to 2016 using NORECOVERY option with Log Shopping jobs. I have successfully configured Backup, Copy and Restore jobs. When I perform a restore on ...
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log ship from older version to newer one

As per below thread from SQL Server: Can I log ship from SQL Server 2014 --> 2016? Always log ship UP as it's a basic supported upgrade process. you can't log ship DOWN. The question you might ...
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xp_delete_file - error message when no files for deleting

I have a job that deletes transaction log backups older than 3 days. if for some reason there are no files to delete, it comes out with the following error message: Msg 22049, Sev 16, State 1: ...
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Log shipping large database

I have Question on log shipping: I am migrating a VLDB (12TB) SQL database from a physical environment (server A) to virtual environment (server B), and from version SQL 2008 R2 to SQL 2014. The ...
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Changing the owner of a read-only database which is configured with Log Shipping

Is there a way to change the owner of a read-only database which is configured with Log Shipping without actually re setting up LS? Per this link it's not, but I'm checking if anything has changed ...
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Does MSSQL log shipping automatically remove the backup files from both servers?

Does Microsoft SQL Server's log shipping feature remove the backup files automatically? I am concerned that the secondary server's hard drive will reach capacity unless the previously restored files ...
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how to find out the log backups that I need to restore in order to bring log shipping from standby to online?

I have log shipping set up from server1 to server2. on server1 transaction logs backups are taken every 15 min to a network share folder. these transaction log backups are then copied (afte 1 hour) ...
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SQL Log shipping - Very Slow restore

I have SQL Server 2012 SP4, ten databases and log shipping. One database 2.7TB Ten data files and two log files Log shipping configuration: Transaction log backup job : 3 Min Copy job : 1 Min ...
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what is the penalty for NOT setting Disconnect users in the database when restoring backups?

setting up Log shipping between 2 sql server 2016 servers I want my databases read-only standby on the secondary server. there is a tick box saying Disconnect users in the database when restoring ...
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Could not find a log backup file that could be applied to secondary database [closed]

Was getting this error when trying to do a Log Shipping Restore, even though I had a bunch of TRN files that were sequential. Seems that the filename of the log file are required to be in the ...
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how to integrate ola hallengren solution with log shipping?

I need to set up log-shipping from my SQLPROD2 to server2 but I am facing the following problems: 1) I already use ola hallegren backup solution, and it provides the 15 min log backups for all ...
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Does MSSQL Log shipping truncate the transaction log?

I have setup log shipping on a database in Microsoft SQL Server 2012. I was having issues with my secondary server and I found that this was probably due to a scheduled backup job messing up the log ...
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Questions to Continuous Archiving and Point-in-Time Recovery with PostgreSQL

I'm planning my database backup strategy and came across the continuous archiving concept of PostgreSQL which is exactly what I'm looking for. I have two questions on this. I'm planning to mount ...
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Monitoring Log-Shipping for Multiple Databases

We are setting up log-shipping for multiple databases hosted at different server and while process began, I noticed that only one SQL job is being retained at Monitoring Server. Our plan was to have ...
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Can both primary and secondary servers be online simultaneously in Log Shipping?

I am new to log shipping and I want to know can both primary and secondary servers be online at the same time like in replication, or only the primary one can be online while others get the log ...
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Standard process during a disaster [closed]

In our environment we have a 2-node Failover cluster instance and log shipping for disaster recovery. Failover cluster is the primary site and log shipping is on DR. 2 node: same data center; log ship ...
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Log Shipping with minimum synchronization gap

We will have an application that will go live soon. I will be using Log Shipping for Disaster Recovery but I am confused about the Job scheduling. The transaction logs will be taken every 10 minutes ...
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Log shipping - Job schedules

When we configure the Log Shipping, there are jobs automatically created that run on schedule. What happens if db size grows or there is network latency, does SQL Server auto handle the job schedules? ...
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Log Shipping - Secondary Database(s) - Which recovery model?

In Log shipping configuration - the primary database must be either in Full or Bulk-Logged recovery model. However, is there any requirement of recovery model of the secondary database? Example: ...
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Log shipping - Bulk logged recovery mode doesn't log bulk operations, yet it is allowed for Log Shipping config? Why?

Log shipping is one of methods for high availability/disaster recovery. It works by transferring the transaction logs from primary to the secondary. Log shipping needs that the database should be ...
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Spin up an extra sql azure instance to reorganize/rebuild indexes with no downtime

We have a pretty large sql azure database, over 300GB. Many tables have been altered over time and we would like to create fresh indexes, including clustered ones. Of course we would like to minimize ...
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Publication shows up in secondary server

I have created log shipping and the primary server is also used for transactional replication. Now after creating log shipping I have noticed the publisher shows up on the secondary and it wont let ...
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Log shipping from SQL Server 2014 Enterprise db to SQL Server 2017 Standard with partitioning

I wish to implement log shipping from my current primary which is a SQL Server 2014 Enterprise database to a SQL Server 2017 Standard edition database. I also wish to implement table partitioning on ...
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When does Log shipping restore job mark itself to completion in standby mode

I am editing my previous question to be more precise as i am still unable to get the logic behind the log shipping restore job. May be there is something i am missing to explain but will try my best. ...
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When restoring logs in log shipping, when does the restoring stop

We are using LS for reporting purpose. LS backup runs on primary every 15 minutes. On Secondary nightly restore via LS restore job is done daily at 10 PM. While the nightly restore job is running, ...
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SQL Server Transaction Log VLFs not being released (Status 2) on log shipped Database

Have seen a couple of posts similar to my scenario, but nothing that actually resolves my issue. Scenario: Routine index rebuild happens, once a week, 2 AM Saturday morning. Log file grows about 15x ...
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Expanding Data File with Log Shipping and Mirroring: SQL Server 2008 R2

I am in a situation where I need to expand a data file by 750 Gb in order to get to 20% free space in the data files. This is a requirement by our third party application developer in order to ...
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SQL Log Shipping Read Only/Standby Different users

I have a primary OLTP server on Server A and Log Shipping in Standby/Readonly mode on Server B. Log Shipping Server is refreshed every 4 hours, and utilized for BI Reporting Analysis, to reduce load ...
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Email SSMS Log Shipping Status Report

We use Log Shipping to allow Business Analysis users to query data. I would like to email the Log Shipping Status report to users to see last time data is refreshed. When I Right Click on Server--&...
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Log Shipping - Determining Rows Modified After a Restore

The company I'm doing some work for is using log shipping to sync a production database with a secondary. Is there any way I can determine the rows that were inserted, updated or deleted after a ...
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Log Shipping - Secondary Database - Can CDC be enabled?

I was reading this article about SQL Server log shipping and the statement was made that log shipping supports limited read-only access to secondary databases (during the interval between restore jobs)...
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Log Shipping Error Not Configured for Data Access

I am configuring log shipping , In Pinal's site I try changing login to SA https://blog.sqlauthority.com/2017/12/23/sql-server-msg-32055-sp_refresh_log_shipping_monitor-error-configuring-remote-...
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Log Shipping Server Restart Problem

I have Log Shipping setup from Primary Server A to Destination B. Server B is both Destination and Monitoring server. Yesterday, we restarted both servers around the same time for patching. On the Log ...
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Log Shipping Job Failed

I have a transaction log shipping configured. Job activity monitor shows that both Copy and Restore steps have failed, however, I see that backup files are in fact copied across to the secondary ...
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Transaction Log Shipping Primary Server Status not Shown on Secondary Monitoring Server

I setup Log Shipping. I have Secondary Destination Server as Monitoring server also. For some reason when running this system stored procedure or looking at Server-->Reports-->Transaction Log Shipping ...
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Should I have both Transaction Log Backups and Log Shipping

I set my database to Full Recovery a few months ago (to allow point-in-time restores) and set up Transaction Log backups with Maintenance Plan. Now we want to conduct Log Shipping with the same ...
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Log Shipping Monitor Server Instance

We plan to incorporate Log Shipping for basic disaster recovery with reporting needs. Server A Source Database will log ship to Server B database. We will conduct log shipping every few hours. ...
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Log Shipping Backup and Destination Folder Location [closed]

We plan to incorporate Log Shipping for basic disaster recovery with reporting needs. Server A Source Database will log ship to Server B database. We will conduct log shipping every four hours. ...