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log_shipping_secondary (Transact-SQL)

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

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

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.

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.

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