Database Properties (Transaction Log Shipping Page)

Use this page to configure and modify the properties of log shipping for a database.

For an explanation of log shipping concepts, see Log Shipping Overview.

To configure log shipping by using SQL Server Management Studio

Enable this as a primary database in a log shipping configuration

Enables this database as a log shipping primary database. Select it and then configure the remaining options on this page. If you clear this check box, the log shipping configuration will be dropped for this database.

Backup Settings

Click Backup Settings to configure backup schedule, location, alert, and archiving parameters.

Backup schedule

Shows the currently selected backup schedule for the primary database. Click Backup Settings to modify these settings.

Last backup created

Indicates the time and date of the last transaction log backup of the primary database.

Secondary server instances and databases

Lists the currently configured secondary servers and databases for this primary database. Highlight a database, and then click ... to modify the parameters associated with that secondary database.


Click Add to add a secondary database to the log shipping configuration for this primary database.


Removes a selected database from this log shipping configuration. Select the database first and then click Remove.

Use a monitor server instance

Sets up a monitor server instance for this log shipping configuration. Select the Use a monitor server instance check box and then click Settings to specify the monitor server instance.

Monitor server instance

Indicates the currently configured monitor server instance for this log shipping configuration.


Configures the monitor server instance for a log shipping configuration. Click Settings to configure this monitor server instance.

Script Configuration

Generates a script for configuring log shipping with the parameters you have selected. Click Script Configuration, and then choose an output destination for the script.

Important noteImportant

Before scripting settings for a secondary database, you must invoke the Secondary Database Settings dialog box. Invoking this dialog box connects you to the secondary server and retrieves the current settings of the secondary database that are needed to generate the script.

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