How to Configure Database Log Shipping in SQL Server - SQL Server DBA Tutorial

In this video you will learn step by step process of how to configure Database Log Shipping using SQL Server Management studio as well as using T-SQL Script. It shows process of how to enable Log Shipping configuration, how to configure Backup settings on Primary, how to add Secondary Server for Log Shipping, how to configure Log Shipping Monitoring Server, what is Primary, Secondary and Monitoring servers in Log Shipping and how to configure copy/restore Operation in SQL Server Log Shipping.

Script to Create Log Shipping in SQL Server

-- Execute the following statements at the Primary to configure Log Shipping 
-- for the database [TBSSql\SQLPROD].[SalesOrders],
-- The script needs to be run at the Primary in the context of the [msdb] database.  
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-- Adding the Log Shipping configuration 

-- ****** Begin: Script to be run at Primary: [TBSSql\SQLPROD] ******


DECLARE @LS_BackupJobId    AS uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_PrimaryId    AS uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @SP_Add_RetCode    As int 


EXEC @SP_Add_RetCode = master.dbo.sp_add_log_shipping_primary_database 
        @database = N'SalesOrders' 
        ,@backup_directory = N'\\tBSclient\LogShippingBackup' 
        ,@backup_share = N'\\tBSclient\LogShippingBackup' 
        ,@backup_job_name = N'LSBackup_SalesOrders' 
        ,@backup_retention_period = 4320
        ,@backup_compression = 2
        ,@backup_threshold = 60 
        ,@threshold_alert_enabled = 1
        ,@history_retention_period = 5760 
        ,@backup_job_id = @LS_BackupJobId OUTPUT 
        ,@primary_id = @LS_PrimaryId OUTPUT 
        ,@overwrite = 1 


IF (@@ERROR = 0 AND @SP_Add_RetCode = 0) 
BEGIN 

DECLARE @LS_BackUpScheduleUID    As uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_BackUpScheduleID    AS int 


EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_schedule 
        @schedule_name =N'LSBackupSchedule_TBSSql\SQLPROD1' 
        ,@enabled = 1 
        ,@freq_type = 4 
        ,@freq_interval = 1 
        ,@freq_subday_type = 4 
        ,@freq_subday_interval = 15 
        ,@freq_recurrence_factor = 0 
        ,@active_start_date = 20150315 
        ,@active_end_date = 99991231 
        ,@active_start_time = 0 
        ,@active_end_time = 235900 
        ,@schedule_uid = @LS_BackUpScheduleUID OUTPUT 
        ,@schedule_id = @LS_BackUpScheduleID OUTPUT 

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_attach_schedule 
        @job_id = @LS_BackupJobId 
        ,@schedule_id = @LS_BackUpScheduleID  

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_update_job 
        @job_id = @LS_BackupJobId 
        ,@enabled = 1 


END 


EXEC master.dbo.sp_add_log_shipping_alert_job 

EXEC master.dbo.sp_add_log_shipping_primary_secondary 
        @primary_database = N'SalesOrders' 
        ,@secondary_server = N'TBSCLIENT\SQLMIRROR' 
        ,@secondary_database = N'SalesOrders' 
        ,@overwrite = 1 

-- ****** End: Script to be run at Primary: [TBSSql\SQLPROD]  ******


-- Execute the following statements at the Secondary to configure Log Shipping 
-- for the database [TBSCLIENT\SQLMIRROR].[SalesOrders],
-- the script needs to be run at the Secondary in the context of the [msdb] database. 
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 
-- Adding the Log Shipping configuration 

-- ****** Begin: Script to be run at Secondary: [TBSCLIENT\SQLMIRROR] ******


DECLARE @LS_Secondary__CopyJobId    AS uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_Secondary__RestoreJobId    AS uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_Secondary__SecondaryId    AS uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_Add_RetCode    As int 


EXEC @LS_Add_RetCode = master.dbo.sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_primary 
        @primary_server = N'TBSSql\SQLPROD' 
        ,@primary_database = N'SalesOrders' 
        ,@backup_source_directory = N'\\tBSclient\LogShippingBackup' 
        ,@backup_destination_directory = N'C:\Data' 
        ,@copy_job_name = N'LSCopy_TBSSql\SQLPROD_SalesOrders2' 
        ,@restore_job_name = N'LSRestore_TBSSql\SQLPROD_SalesOrders2' 
        ,@file_retention_period = 1440 
        ,@overwrite = 1 
        ,@copy_job_id = @LS_Secondary__CopyJobId OUTPUT 
        ,@restore_job_id = @LS_Secondary__RestoreJobId OUTPUT 
        ,@secondary_id = @LS_Secondary__SecondaryId OUTPUT 

IF (@@ERROR = 0 AND @LS_Add_RetCode = 0) 
BEGIN 

DECLARE @LS_SecondaryCopyJobScheduleUID    As uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_SecondaryCopyJobScheduleID    AS int 


EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_schedule 
        @schedule_name =N'DefaultCopyJobSchedule' 
        ,@enabled = 1 
        ,@freq_type = 4 
        ,@freq_interval = 1 
        ,@freq_subday_type = 4 
        ,@freq_subday_interval = 15 
        ,@freq_recurrence_factor = 0 
        ,@active_start_date = 20150315 
        ,@active_end_date = 99991231 
        ,@active_start_time = 0 
        ,@active_end_time = 235900 
        ,@schedule_uid = @LS_SecondaryCopyJobScheduleUID OUTPUT 
        ,@schedule_id = @LS_SecondaryCopyJobScheduleID OUTPUT 

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_attach_schedule 
        @job_id = @LS_Secondary__CopyJobId 
        ,@schedule_id = @LS_SecondaryCopyJobScheduleID  

DECLARE @LS_SecondaryRestoreJobScheduleUID    As uniqueidentifier 
DECLARE @LS_SecondaryRestoreJobScheduleID    AS int 


EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_add_schedule 
        @schedule_name =N'DefaultRestoreJobSchedule' 
        ,@enabled = 1 
        ,@freq_type = 4 
        ,@freq_interval = 1 
        ,@freq_subday_type = 4 
        ,@freq_subday_interval = 15 
        ,@freq_recurrence_factor = 0 
        ,@active_start_date = 20150315 
        ,@active_end_date = 99991231 
        ,@active_start_time = 0 
        ,@active_end_time = 235900 
        ,@schedule_uid = @LS_SecondaryRestoreJobScheduleUID OUTPUT 
        ,@schedule_id = @LS_SecondaryRestoreJobScheduleID OUTPUT 

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_attach_schedule 
        @job_id = @LS_Secondary__RestoreJobId 
        ,@schedule_id = @LS_SecondaryRestoreJobScheduleID  


END 


DECLARE @LS_Add_RetCode2    As int 


IF (@@ERROR = 0 AND @LS_Add_RetCode = 0) 
BEGIN 

EXEC @LS_Add_RetCode2 = master.dbo.sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_database 
        @secondary_database = N'SalesOrders' 
        ,@primary_server = N'TBSSql\SQLPROD' 
        ,@primary_database = N'SalesOrders' 
        ,@restore_delay = 0 
        ,@restore_mode = 0 
        ,@disconnect_users    = 0 
        ,@restore_threshold = 45   
        ,@threshold_alert_enabled = 1 
        ,@history_retention_period    = 5760 
        ,@overwrite = 1 

END 


IF (@@error = 0 AND @LS_Add_RetCode = 0) 
BEGIN 

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_update_job 
        @job_id = @LS_Secondary__CopyJobId 
        ,@enabled = 1 

EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_update_job 
        @job_id = @LS_Secondary__RestoreJobId 
        ,@enabled = 1 

END 


-- ****** End: Script to be run at Secondary: [TBSCLIENT\SQLMIRROR] ******



Configure Database Log Shipping in SQL Server