SQL Server Forums
Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
Register Now and get your question answered!
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General SQL Server Forums
 New to SQL Server Administration
 Loshipping and Backup
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Starting Member

23 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2012 :  21:26:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All,
I would like to clear this doubt about logshipping and backup policy.
When you have logshipping set up for a database, is it possible to apply a normal backuppolicy on top of it. If we can't, why it is not possible? if we can what are the things we have to make surebefore we do it or what are the extrasteps you have to take?

any inputs are appreciated and thank you in advance.

Almighty SQL Goddess

38013 Posts

Posted - 09/30/2012 :  21:31:47  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You can do full and diff backups outside of the log shipping plan, but you can not do tlog backups outside of the plan. Just use the log shipping backups though.

The reason why you can't do tlog backups outside of the plan is that they form a chain, and that entire chain must be restored to the secondary server in the proper order. If one file is missed, it breaks log shipping. So if you ever have to do a one-off tlog backup, make sure you manually apply it to the secondary server with norecovery in order not to break log shipping.

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server

Subscribe to my blog
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.05 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000