Sets up the primary information, adds local and remote monitor links, and creates copy and restore jobs on the secondary server for the specified primary database.
sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_primary [ @primary_server = ] 'primary_server', [ @primary_database = ] 'primary_database', [ @backup_source_directory = ] 'backup_source_directory' , [ @backup_destination_directory = ] 'backup_destination_directory' [ @copy_job_name = ] 'copy_job_name' [ @restore_job_name = ] 'restore_job_name' [, [ @file_retention_period = ] 'file_retention_period'] [, [ @monitor_server = ] 'monitor_server'] [, [ @monitor_server_security_mode = ] 'monitor_server_security_mode'] [, [ @monitor_server_login = ] 'monitor_server_login'] [, [ @monitor_server_password = ] 'monitor_server_password'] [, [ @copy_job_id = ] 'copy_job_id' OUTPUT ] [, [ @restore_job_id = ] 'restore_job_id' OUTPUT ] [, [ @secondary_id = ] 'secondary_id' OUTPUT]
[ **@primary_server** = ] 'primary_server'
The name of the primary instance of the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine in the log shipping configuration. primary_server is sysname and cannot be NULL.
[ **@primary_database** = ] 'primary_database'
Is the name of the database on the primary server. primary_database is sysname, with no default.
[ **@backup_source_directory** = ] 'backup_source_directory'
The directory where transaction log backup files from the primary server are stored. backup_source_directory is nvarchar(500) and cannot be NULL.
[ **@backup_destination_directory** = ] 'backup_destination_directory'
The directory on the secondary server where backup files are copied to. backup_destination_directory is nvarchar(500) and cannot be NULL.
[ **@copy_job_name** = ] 'copy_job_name'
The name to use for the SQL Server Agent job being created to copy transaction log backups to the secondary server. copy_job_name is sysname and cannot be NULL.
[ **@restore_job_name** = ] 'restore_job_name'
Is the name of the SQL Server Agent job on the secondary server that restores the backups to the secondary database. restore_job_name is sysname and cannot be NULL.
[ **@file_retention_period** = ] 'file_retention_period'
The length of time, in minutes, that a backup file is retained on the secondary server in the path specified by the @backup_destination_directory parameter before being deleted. history_retention_period is int, with a default of NULL. A value of 14420 will be used if none is specified.
[ **@monitor_server** = ] 'monitor_server'
Is the name of the monitor server. Monitor_server is sysname, 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.
[ **@copy_job_id** = ] 'copy_job_id' OUTPUT
The ID associated with the copy job on the secondary server. copy_job_id is uniqueidentifier and cannot be NULL.
[ **@restore_job_id** = ] 'restore_job_id' OUTPUT
The ID associated with the restore job on the secondary server. restore_job_id is uniqueidentifier and cannot be NULL.
[ **@secondary_id** = ] 'secondary_id' OUTPUT
The ID for the secondary server in the log shipping configuration. secondary_id is uniqueidentifier and cannot be NULL.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_primary must be run from the master database on the secondary server. This stored procedure does the following:
Generates a secondary ID for the specified primary server and primary database.
Does the following:
Adds an entry for the secondary ID in log_shipping_secondary using the supplied arguments.
Creates a copy job for the secondary ID that is disabled.
Sets the copy job ID in the log_shipping_secondary entry to the job ID of the copy job.
Creates a restore job for the secondary ID that is disabled.
Set the restore job ID in the log_shipping_secondary entry to the job ID of the restore job.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can run this procedure.
This example illustrates using the sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_primary stored procedure to set up information for the primary database AdventureWorks2012 on the secondary server.
EXEC master.dbo.sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_primary @primary_server = N'TRIBECA' ,@primary_database = N'AdventureWorks' ,@backup_source_directory = N'\\tribeca\LogShipping' ,@backup_destination_directory = N'' ,@copy_job_name = N'' ,@restore_job_name = N'' ,@file_retention_period = 1440 ,@monitor_server = N'ROCKAWAY' ,@monitor_server_security_mode = 1 ,@copy_job_id = @LS_Secondary__CopyJobId OUTPUT ,@restore_job_id = @LS_Secondary__RestoreJobId OUTPUT ,@secondary_id = @LS_Secondary__SecondaryId OUTPUT ; GO