sp_refresh_log_shipping_monitor (Transact-SQL)

This stored procedure refreshes the remote monitor tables with the latest information from a given primary or secondary server for the specified log shipping agent. The procedure is invoked on the primary or secondary server.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions


[ @agent_id= ] 'agent_id',
[ @agent_type= ] 'agent_type'
[ @database= ] 'database'
[ @mode ] n


  • [ **@agent_id** **=** ] 'agent_id'
    The primary ID for backup or the secondary ID for copy or restore. agent_id is uniqueidentifier and cannot be NULL.

  • [ **@agent_type** **=** ] 'agent_type'
    The type of log shipping job.

    0 = Backup.

    1 = Copy.

    2 = Restore.

    agent_type is tinyint and cannot be NULL.

  • [ **@database** **=** ] 'database'
    The primary or secondary database used by logging by backup or restore agents.

  • [ **@mode** \] n
    Specifies whether to refresh the monitor data or clean it. The data type of m is tinyint, and the supported values are:

    1 = refresh (This is the default value.)

    2 = delete

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets



sp_refresh_log_shipping_monitor refreshes the log_shipping_monitor_primary, log_shipping_monitor_secondary, log_shipping_monitor_history_detail, and log_shipping_monitor_error_detail tables with any session information that has not already been transferred. This allows you to synchronize the monitor server with primary or a secondary server when the monitor has been out of sync for awhile. Additionally, it allows you to clean up the monitor information on monitor server if necessary.

sp_refresh_log_shipping_monitor must be run from the master database on the primary or secondary server.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can run this procedure.