Failover in SQL 2005 Log Shipping

The most important aspect in Log Shipping is Failover. Lets discuss it detail ! ! ! If the primary server in Log Shipping becomes unavailable or if it is going to be down due to some manual intervention, DBA should immediately perform the following steps for failover.

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.

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… Continue reading What is Log Shipping

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… Continue reading Log shipping – Sql2005