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What is logshipping?

Posted By :Karthikeyan Anbarasan     Posted Date :January 07, 2011    Points :15   Category :Sql Server 
? It is the process of automating the backup of database and transaction log files on a production SQL server, and then restoring them onto a standby server.
? Enterprise Editions only supports log shipping.
? In log shipping the transactional log file from one server is automatically updated into the backup database on the other server.
? If 1 server fails, the other 1 will have the same db and can be used as the Disaster Recovery plan.
? The key feature of log shipping is that it will automatically backup transaction logs throughout the day and automatically restore them on the standby server at defined interval.

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