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Setting up SQL Server Log Shipping in Lync Server 2013 for the Persistent Chat Server primary database

Lync Server 2013
 

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-12

Using SQL Server Management Studio, connect to the Persistent Chat Server secondary Log Shipping database instance, and be sure that SQL Server Agent is running.

Using SQL Server Management Studio connected to the Persistent Chat primary database instance, perform the following steps:

  1. Be sure that the SQL Server Agent is running.

  2. Right-click the mgc database, and then click Properties.

  3. Under Select a page, click Transaction Log Shipping.

  4. Select the Enable this as a primary database in a log shipping configuration check box.

  5. Under Transaction log backups, click Backup Settings.

  6. In the Network path to the backup folder box, type the network path to the share that you created for the transaction log backup folder.

  7. If the backup folder is located on the primary server, type the local path to the backup folder in the If the backup folder is located on the primary server, type a local path to the folder (example: c:\backup) box. (If the backup folder is not on the primary server, you can leave this box empty.)

    importantImportant:
    If the SQL Server service account on your primary server runs under the local system account, you must create your backup folder on the primary server and specify a local path to that folder.
  8. Configure the Delete files older than and Alert if no backup occurs within parameters.

  9. Look at the backup schedule listed in the Schedule box under Backup job. To customize the schedule for your installation, click Schedule, and adjust the SQL Server Agent schedule as required.

  10. Under Compression, select Use the default server setting, and then click OK.

  11. Under Secondary server instances and databases, click Add.

  12. Click Connect and connect to the instance of SQL Server that you have configured as your secondary server.

  13. In the Secondary Database box, select the mgc database from the list.

  14. On the Initialize Secondary database tab, choose the option Yes, generate a full backup of the primary database and restore it into the secondary database (and create the secondary database if it doesn't exist).

  15. On the Copy Files tab, in the Destination folder for copied files box, type the path of the folder into which the transaction logs backups should be copied. This folder is often located on the secondary server.

  16. Note the copy schedule listed in the Schedule box under Copy job. To customize the schedule for your installation, click Schedule, and adjust the SQL Server Agent schedule as required. This schedule should be approximately the same as the backup schedule.

  17. On the Restore tab, under Database state when restoring backups, choose the No recovery mode option.

  18. Under Delay restoring backups at least:, select 0 minutes.

  19. Choose an alert threshold under Alert if no restore occurs within.

  20. Look at the restore schedule listed in the Schedule box under Restore job. To customize the schedule for your installation, click Schedule, adjust the SQL Server Agent schedule as required, and click OK. This schedule should be approximately the same as the backup schedule.

  21. On the Database Properties dialog box, click OK to begin the configuration process.

 
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