sp_help_log_shipping_primary_secondary (Transact-SQL)

APPLIES TO: yesSQL Server (starting with 2008) noAzure SQL Database noAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

This stored procedure returns information regarding all the secondary databases for a given primary database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions


[ @primary_database = ] 'primary_database'  


[ @primary_database = ] 'primary_database' Is the name of the database on the primary server. primary_database is sysname, with no default.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets

Column name Description
secondary_server The name of the secondary instance of the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine in the log shipping configuration.
secondary_database The name of the secondary database in the log shipping configuration.


sp_help_log_shipping_primary_secondary must be run from the master database on the primary server.


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


This example illustrates using sp_help_log_shipping_primary_secondary to retrieve a list of secondary databases associate with the primary database AdventureWorks2012.

EXECUTE master.dbo.sp_help_log_shipping_primary_secondary @primary_database=N'AdventureWorks';  

See Also

About Log Shipping (SQL Server)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)