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High Availability

Prerequisites for Log Shipping

The following are the prerequisites to configure Log Shipping SQL 2005

1. SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition, or SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition must be installed on all server instances involved in log shipping.

2. The servers involved in log shipping should have the same case sensitivity settings.

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High Availability

Role Change in SQL 2005 Log Shipping

In SQL 2000 where the role change was relatively easy through the use of stored procedures, unfortunately in SQL 2005 those SPs are no longer used and we have to perform the following steps to sync the secondary server with primary and then failover.

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High Availability

What is Log Shipping

Log Shipping is one of the methods for creating a Standby server, by god forbidden if something happens to our production server we need a standby server and Microsoft has come up with this idea and introduced Log Shipping in SQL 2000 itself. But in SQL 2005 it has been enhanced further by making it more user friendly. It is mainly used in OLTP environment (Online Transaction Processing). It is used as a High Availability Solution and also in Disaster recovery situations.

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High Availability

Log shipping – Sql2005

Log shipping allows you to automatically send transaction log backups from one database (known as the primary database) to a secondary database on another server (known as the secondary server). At the secondary server, these transaction log backups are restored to the secondary database, keeping it closely synchronized with the primary database. An optional third server, known as the monitor server, records the history and status of backup and restores operations and optionally raises alerts if these operations fail to occur as scheduled.

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High Availability

Comparison between Mirroring VS Log shipping and Mirroring VS Clustering

Database Mirroring Vs Clustering