Changes the primary database settings.
sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database [ @database = ] 'database' [, [ @backup_directory = ] 'backup_directory'] [, [ @backup_share = ] 'backup_share'] [, [ @backup_retention_period = ] 'backup_retention_period'] [, [ @monitor_server_security_mode = ] 'monitor_server_security_mode'] [, [ @monitor_server_login = ] 'monitor_server_login'] [, [ @monitor_server_password = ] 'monitor_server_password'] [, [ @backup_threshold = ] 'backup_threshold'] [, [ @threshold_alert = ] 'threshold_alert'] [, [ @threshold_alert_enabled = ] 'threshold_alert_enabled'] [, [ @history_retention_period = ] 'history_retention_period'] [, [ @backup_compression= ] backup_compression_option ]
[ @database = ] 'database'
Is the name of the database on the primary server. primary_database is sysname, with no default.
[ @backup\_directory = ] 'backup_directory'
Is the path to the backup folder on the primary server. backup_directory is nvarchar(500), with no default, and cannot be NULL.
[ @backup\_share = ] 'backup_share'
Is the network path to the backup directory on the primary server. backup_share is nvarchar(500), with no default, and cannot be NULL.
[ @backup\_retention\_period = ] 'backup_retention_period'
Is the length of time, in minutes, to retain the log backup file in the backup directory on the primary server. backup_retention_period is int, with no default, and cannot be NULL.
[ @monitor\_server\_security\_mode = ] 'monitor_server_security_mode'
The security mode used to connect to the monitor server.
1 = Windows Authentication.
0 = SQL Server Authentication.
monitor_server_security_mode is bit and cannot be NULL.
[ @monitor\_server\_login = ] 'monitor_server_login'
Is the username of the account used to access the monitor server.
[ @monitor\_server\_password = ] 'monitor_server_password'
Is the password of the account used to access the monitor server.
[ @backup\_threshold = ] 'backup_threshold'
Is the length of time, in minutes, after the last backup before a threshold_alert error is raised. backup_threshold is int, with a default of 60 minutes.
[ @threshold\_alert = ] 'threshold_alert'
The alert to be raised when the backup threshold is exceeded. threshold_alert is int and cannot be NULL.
[ @threshold\_alert\_enabled = ] 'threshold_alert_enabled'
Specifies whether an alert is raised when backup_threshold is exceeded.
1 = enabled.
0 = disabled.
threshold_alert_enabled is bit and cannot be NULL.
[ @history\_retention\_period = ] 'history_retention_period'
Is the length of time in minutes in which the history is retained. history_retention_period is int. A value of 14420 is used if none is specified.
[ **@backup\_compression**= ] backup_compression_option
Specifies whether a log shipping configuration uses backup compression. This parameter is supported only in SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (or a later version).
0 = Disabled. Never compress log backups.
1 = Enabled. Always compress log backups.
2 = Use the setting of the backup compression default server-configuration option. This is the default value.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database must be run from the master database on the primary server. This stored procedure does the following:
Changes the settings in the log_shipping_primary_database record, if necessary.
Changes the local record in log_shipping_monitor_primary on the primary server using supplied arguments, if necessary.
If the monitor server is different from the primary server, changes record in log_shipping_monitor_primary on the monitor server using supplied arguments, if necessary.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can run this procedure.
This example illustrates the use of sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database to update the settings associated with the primary database AdventureWorks.
EXEC master.dbo.sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database @database = N'AdventureWorks' , @backup_directory = N'c:\LogShipping' , @backup_share = N'\\tribeca\LogShipping' , @backup_retention_period = 1440 , @backup_threshold = 60 , @threshold_alert = 0 , @threshold_alert_enabled = 1 , @history_retention_period = 1440 ,@monitor_server_security_mode = 1 ,@backup_compression = 1