SQL Server: Understanding, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Log Shipping

Learn how to correctly configure and use SQL Server log shipping, including troubleshooting common problems. This course is applicable to all versions of SQL Server and is aimed at DBAs, developers, and system administrators.
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 31, 2017
Duration
1h 34m
Table of contents
Introduction
Log Shipping Overview
Log Shipping Preparation Tasks
Configuring Log Shipping
Monitoring and Troubleshooting Log Shipping
Migrating Data Using Log Shipping
Course Overview
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Oct 31, 2017
Duration
1h 34m
Description

SQL Server log shipping is a very useful technology for high availability and disaster recovery, as well for general purpose database movement, migration, and upgrades. In this course, SQL Server: Understanding, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Log Shipping, you'll first learn the basics of log shipping, its capabilities, and its limitations. Next, you'll learn how to prepare an environment for log shipping, and then how to configure log shipping, using either SQL Server Management Studio or T-SQL scripts. You'll learn how to monitor a log shipping environment and troubleshoot common problems, and finally you'll learn how to use log shipping for data migration and upgrading a database to a new version of SQL Server. When you've finished this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to start configuring, using, and troubleshooting log shipping.

About the author
About the author

Glenn works as a Principal Consultant at SQLskills.com. He has been a SQL Server MVP since 2007, and he is also an Adjunct Faculty member at University College - University of Denver. He is the author of the book SQL Server Hardware (Redgate 2011), and he wrote chapters for both SQL Server MVP Deep Dives books.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
My name is Glenn Berry, and welcome to my course: SQL Server: Understanding, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Log Shipping. I'm a principal consultant with SQLskills, and this topic is one that I feel very passionate about. In the course of my career as a database administrator and consultant, I have used SQL Server log shipping extensively for basic HA/DR usage, and for migration purposes. Even though log shipping is a tried and tested technology, it is still a very useful technique to help achieve your RPO and RTO goals. I want to help give you the best practices and tools that you can use to have a smooth log shipping experience. I also want to show you how to properly configure and test your system to ensure an easy log shipping implementation. We will also cover how to migrate your existing data to a new system with virtually no downtime. If you work with SQL Server in any capacity, whatever your level, this course is relevant to you. Experience using SQL Server 2005 or newer is helpful along with a basic understanding of how SQL Server works. I hope you'll join me as we explore the world of SQL Server log shipping, with SQL Server: Understanding, Configuring, and Troubleshooting Log Shipping, here on Pluralsight.