log_shipping_secondary (Transact-SQL)

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:yesSQL Server (starting with 2008)noAzure SQL DatabasenoAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Stores one record per secondary ID. This table is stored in the msdb database.

Column name Data type Description
secondary_id uniqueidentifier The ID for the secondary server in the log shipping configuration.
primary_server sysname The name of the primary instance of the SQL Server Database Engine in the log shipping configuration.
primary_database sysname The name of the primary database in the log shipping configuration.
backup_source_directory nvarchar(500) The directory where transaction log backup files from the primary server are stored.
backup_destination_directory nvarchar(500) The directory on the secondary server where backup files are copied to.
file_retention_period int The length of time, in minutes, that a backup file is retained on the secondary server before being deleted.
copy_job_id uniqueidentifier The ID associated with the copy job on the secondary server.
restore_job_id uniqueidentifier The ID associated with the restore job on the secondary server.
monitor_server sysname The name of the instance of the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine being used as a monitor server in the log shipping configuration.
monitor_server_security_mode bit The security mode used to connect to the monitor server.

1 = Windows Authentication.

0 = SQL Server Authentication.
last_copied_file nvarchar(500) The filename of the last backup file copied to the secondary server.
last_copied_date datetime The time and date of the last copy operation to the secondary server.

Remarks

Multiple secondary databases on the same secondary server for a given primary database share some settings in the log_shipping_secondary table. If a shared setting is altered for one of them, the setting is altered for all of them.

See Also

About Log Shipping (SQL Server)
sp_add_log_shipping_secondary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_log_shipping_secondary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_log_shipping_secondary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_log_shipping_secondary_database (Transact-SQL)
System Tables (Transact-SQL)