Questions tagged [log-shipping]

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

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Log Shipping licensing [closed]

Hy guys, I have a server running log shipping (SQL 2008 R2 Ent), I'd like to use my secondary server for report (readable), can someone explain me how works license for my secondary replica? Do I ...
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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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What is the simplest method to get a Readable Copy of the database, one having more historic data

I am hoping to get some input as to what the best replication method/tool would be for my situation. I have to make a new system and the business needs are as follows : They need to have access to ...
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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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Log Shipping and Daily Backup

My SQL Server 2012 DR setup is a mess. We've had a maintenance plan in place from the beginning that takes a daily full backup, with hourly log backups. Recently, we set up log shipping to an off-site ...
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Log shipping always failing with NUL

I have configured a log shipping for our company's primary database to restore on a separate server, with the restored database serving as report database. The problem is that every few days, the log ...
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Failover strategy for SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition

I am using SQL Server 2016 Standard Edition. I have two database servers, SQL01 and SQL02 with only one database, and I am utilizing transactional replication for bringing data from SQL01 to SQL02. ...
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Log Shipping Alternative [closed]

In our current environment we have about 40 databases on one instance all being log shipped and configured as Standby/Read Only. About 90% of those are for reporting purposes and others for read only. ...
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How to succesfully set up sp_AllNightLog to create a Reporting Server?

I would like to set up a secondary, mirrored SQL Server for reporting purposes. The reporting database doesn't have to be up to date with the primary and can generally lag behind the production ...
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Accumulated logs - Log shipping SQL Server

If I have a log shipping scenario where a report runs for 30 minutes and the log shipping is set up for not killing the connection, and because of that, the restore will fail, the question is if all ...
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Elastic search data synchronization with different databases

We are using elastic search hosted in AWS for apps wide search in our organization. We had initially dumped our existing data using logstash. However, we are struck at keeping the Elastic DB in sync ...
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Resetting log shipping after a dry run?

I'm in a unique situation and trying to figure out how to "reset" log shipping back to 2 secondaries after a dry run of a migration. A little background is needed to explain more. I am practicing a ...
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Setting up sp_AllNightLog using Azure Blob Storage [closed]

Has anyone setup Brent Ozar's sp_AllNightLog using Azure Blob Storage? Trying to start incorporating both but not sure of the steps or how to get started. Any tips or links to similar operations?
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Cross Domain log shipping not working

I know there are many blog posts similar to this, and I have read them all and as far as I can tell things are setup correctly, but I still get invalid username or password when kicking off the copy ...
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Can I use log shipping between different editions of SQL Server 2016?

Will log shipping work between different editions? Primary is SQL Server 2016 SE and Secondary is SQL Server 2016 EE. If not, how else can I set up high availability for this combination of servers?
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Log shipping - Secondary Server

I am not a SQL Server DBA but I need some advise. I am having a problem with a prod server that’s being pounded by constant queries and data mining. I have a second server that I would like to setup ...
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Is it possible to use just one shared folder for log shipping?

I wonder if it is possible to use one shared folder(only in source database) instead of two (one in source db and another in destination db). That's Server1 will store its t-log backups there and ...
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Slow select Queries on Log shipping standby server

We have a database in primary DC around 15 TB with partitioned tables with largest one around 7 TB. To avoid users from reporting a LS set up was done for above database in different DC where the LS ...
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How to calculate quantity of WAL in db without archiving?

I would like to find out a quantity of WAL files which are being used in PostgreSQL database in last 24h. I was assigned to do Log-shipping but before I do it I want to know how many WAL files are ...
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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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