Questions tagged [log-shipping]

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

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Log Shipping causes high context switches

MSSQL - I have setup log shipping on many databases being sent to 2 different servers in NORECOVERY mode. This is causing crazy context switches on the main server. Is this normal? 16 Cores without ...
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Change archivelog location in Oracle

Oracle instance I set up is using USE_DB_RECOVERY_FILE_DEST for archivelog location. log_archive_dest_1 string LOCATION=use_db_recovery_file_ dest, valid_for=(ALL_ROLES,ALL ...
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SQL Server 2014 Log shipping - column error

I'm trying to set up log shipping between two instances of SQL Server 2014 Dev edition. Backup and copy jobs work flawless, but the restore one keep failing with the following error: An error ...
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Secondary reporting SQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2012 Std cluster that has a lot of writes going on. We'd like to offload some of the reporting to a separate (2012 Std) VM. It can be around 24 hours out of date. I think log ...
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Can SQL Server database be changed from NoRecovery to Standby?

I'm receiving a log shipped database (and daily transaction logs) from an outside vendor -- to our FTP. No internal access allowed. No connection between the two databases. I've restored the ...
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Remove the log shipping configuration on the secondary server, when the primary is no longer available

My primary server with SQL Server 2005 broke down, so I've started up the log-shipped database on the secondary server. The database is live on the secondary server, and I just need to remove the log ...
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Grant access on Secondary but not on primary in SQL Server logshipping [duplicate]

I have a strange situation wherein users need permission on log shipped DB on secondary server but not on primary. The problem is, the login has access on many other DBs on primary server apart from ...
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Log Shipping Fails with CONTINUE_AFTER_ERROR

DR plan for primary database in a private hosted cloud environment. The primary is a hosted physical server. The secondary is on another network, same domain. Version is SQL Server 2008R2 (10.50.2550....
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Log Shipping copy job doesn't delete old files on a secondary node that is part of AlwaysOn configuration

I have the following setup, all servers are SQL 2014 Enterprise: 2 node AlwaysOn availability group; third server for off-site DR. Log backups are being taken on the primary node, copied to the ...
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Log shipping restore delay of a minute between iterations

On a test database running Log Shipping jobs the initial Restores to catch up performed the first time I run the Restore job seem to have a 1 minute or so Wait time built in. I would have expected ...
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Replication from log shipping database

I have a secondary database on a standby and read only mode. The question is .. Can I replicate this database ?
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MS-SQL 2014 Log Shipping: Access permission question

Wonder if someone could provide some advice or point me in the right direction towards achieving the below objective please. Unfortunately I have not been very successful in finding a solution online. ...
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SQL Server DR scenario

I have a SQL server A and B which is production databases. The DR of production 'A' is production db 'B' and DR of production db 'B' is production db 'A'. DR feature that is used is log shipping. All ...
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Log shipping large DBs - what about the log?

I'm currently setting up log shipping of a large DB (Approx 1.5TB) and am wondering what I can do about the log file. As it stands, I want to do the following steps: Change DB to FULL recovery Take ...
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Need a way to prevent log shipping from kicking users out

We have SQL Server 2012. A service we use requires us to use log shipping, however we are tired of having users being kicked offline every 15 minutes. Are there any creative ways to get around this (...
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Hyper V replication - vs - sql replication solutions

I need to establish an offsite copy of a number of production servers, including SQL server. Hyper V replication has been chosen as a simple solution (all servers are virtual). This is to supplement ...
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Log shipped database server user SID is created automatically

We have a production server "prod" which has a user say 'test' that lets the users connect to the application and a logon trigger which stops them from connecting to the server through SSMS. I ...
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DR option for SharePoint databases? ideas and experiences

First let me clarify that I am not looking for thoughts in terms what is the best or the bad options for a DR for SQL Server. I am just looking for for inputs from experienced people. We are running ...
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Unable to delete Log Shipping configuration

I need some help with my SQL 2005 server. I am trying to setup log shipping, I've successfully done so for all user-databases, except one. From the looks of it, it once had log shipping configured ...
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Best method to implement HA and DR, replication via 1 PUB and 2 SUB or replication and LS both

I need a advise on one of our projects where: We have 3 SQL database servers A, B and C: A is the live production server with around 200 users with a database of size 1.5 TB hosted. B is going to ...
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LSCopy job fails on SQL Server 2005 - Insufficient space

I'm having some trouble getting my LSCopy job of Log-Shipping on my SQL Server 2005 server, to work. The LSBackup job is configured so the backup is made locally (D: drive) The LSCopy job is ...
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Can I backup (Full) the Log-Shipping Secondary Database?

I have a Highly pressured Production Environment with Database name DB1. And I want to run a weekly DBCC CHECKDB process on one of the databases there. (You can understand,I can't do it on my ...
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Why is Full Recovery model a requirement for an Availability Group?

We have all our production databases in simple recovery model, and are very happy about it because it fully satisfies our RPOs and RTOs. Now we want to implement AG DR solution for our databases and ...
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Advice on transaction log based reporting server

I am in need of advice on setting up a remote read-only MSSQL 2008 reporting server using transaction logs. From what I gather, true TLS setup requires both database servers to be aware of each other ...
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Grant Windows logins to read a secondary database of log shipping?

The following link, Creating Users on secondary server in log shipping, shows how to create a database login on the secondary server. How to grant Windows logins on the secondary server to access the ...
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Log Shipping -Monitor Server Down - Copying happening but not restoring on secondary

I have set up a few log shipping instances, but I am not a DBA. This weekend something happened for the first time - the log shipping Monitor Server went down temporarily due to electrical issues ...
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Is it possible to estimate the restore progress in SQL Server 2014 from pages read/written?

For context - SQL 2014 EE, we're doing tran log backups from our main production box and restoring to a R/O instance. The log is usually around 50GB. So I'm familiar with the structure of SQL Server ...
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Log shipping and new NDF file

I have a log shipped database, and I want to create a new NDF file in another disk for moving historic tables to that NDF file. My goal is to free some space in the MDF file because the disk that the ...
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Log shipping Readonly/Standby executes Queries slow for some users

I have a SQL Server database that is doing log shipping to another SQL Server instance, both servers have identical hardware. We have a reporting service that then runs reports against the readonly ...
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Log shipping with a monthly archival process

We will be implementing log shipping in our production environment in the next weeks. We perform a monthly "cleanup" of the database, whereby we set the database to the SIMPLE recovery model, copy ...
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Restore databases from prod to test server with data over X days

We've got a list from app owners to restore say 20 databases from a total of 100 available production server databases onto a test server on weekly basis. Moreover, they require it in a way that ...
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How to copy SQL Server log shipping files to AWS EC2 instance

I am using SQL Server 2008 R2 and would like to log ship from my local data center SQL Server instance to a log shipping target SQL Server running in AWS EC2. What is the best way to copy the log ...
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Is it possible to set stand-by database to active, do changes and then continue restore chain?

Basically, I'm using a custom log shipping method on a sql 2012, where the transaction files are manually copied to an offsite location. The files are then restored using something similar: RESTORE ...
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Best way to migrate a huge SQL Server database with low downtime over network

Problem definition Our database server needs to be transferred to an other datacenter. It runs on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise (64-bit) and contains two databases of about 2TB and 1TB. ...
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Database cannot be opened. It is in the middle of a restore?

I've set up log shipping using standby mode (The "Disconnect users in the database when restoring backups" is unchecked). I tested running the following code on secondary server/database. declare @a ...
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On Prem SQL Server: Log shipping via Azure Blob Storage: Possible?

This is about on premise, regular SQL Server 2014, Standard edition. This is NOT about SQL Azure. The only part of Azure in this conversation is Azure Blog Storage, as a transport for some bits (SQL ...
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Tran Log file growing even after log backups and Log shipping configured

I have log shipping configured for a database in SQL server 2005 with below details: A) Database X hosted on primary: Log backup every 1 hour as scheduled in LS Backup job: Data file: 40 GB and Log ...
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How can i automate the process of log shipping monitoring

I have log shipping configured between my Prod SQL server 2005 and QA SQL server 2005. Per the requirement from Business we need to provide them with a report at the end of the day for the LOG ...
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Please explain log-shipping delta

I am trying to understand how Delta is monitored in log-shipping. We have log-shipping monitoring in place and I am seeing delta increases sometimes for random instances and it drops once database is ...
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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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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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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 SQL ...
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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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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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MS SQL Server 2012 Log Shipping Questions

I have a few questions regarding Log Shipping in SQL Server 2012. 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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How the xlogs files travels form Master to Slave

I have some doubts about how the workflow proccess in PostgreSQL replication using archiving logs. If I have this configuration in Master postgresql.conf: archive_command = 'test ! -f /path/to/...
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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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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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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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