I'm trying to remove a read only/stand by database that I believe was a messed-up attempt at log shipping. When I go through the interface it says 'cannot remove database because it is set up for replication'. If I try and 'directly update' the sys tables (yea I know you can't do that anymore) I get the error:
Msg 259, Level 16, State 1, Line 1
Ad hoc updates to system catalogs are not allowed.
So my dilema is I just want to delete a database that was attempting to do log shippinig and is now stuck in read only/standby. How can this be done in SQL 2005?
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