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sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

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Changes the primary database settings.

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

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database [ @database = ] 'database'
[, [ @backup_directory = ] 'backup_directory'] 
[, [ @backup_share = ] 'backup_share'] 
[, [ @backup_retention_period = ] 'backup_retention_period']
[, [ @monitor_server_security_mode = ] 'monitor_server_security_mode']
[, [ @monitor_server_login = ] 'monitor_server_login']
[, [ @monitor_server_password = ] 'monitor_server_password']
[, [ @backup_threshold = ] 'backup_threshold'] 
[, [ @threshold_alert = ] 'threshold_alert'] 
[, [ @threshold_alert_enabled = ] 'threshold_alert_enabled'] 
[, [ @history_retention_period = ] 'history_retention_period']
[, [ @backup_compression = ] backup_compression_option ] 

[ @database = ] 'database'

Is the name of the database on the primary server. primary_database is sysname, with no default.

[ @backup_directory = ] 'backup_directory'

Is the path to the backup folder on the primary server. backup_directory is nvarchar(500), with no default, and cannot be NULL.

[ @backup_share = ] 'backup_share'

Is the network path to the backup directory on the primary server. backup_share is nvarchar(500), with no default, and cannot be NULL.

[ @backup_retention_period = ] 'backup_retention_period'

Is the length of time, in minutes, to retain the log backup file in the backup directory on the primary server. backup_retention_period is int, with no default, and cannot be NULL.

[ @monitor_server_security_mode = ] 'monitor_server_security_mode'

The security mode used to connect to the monitor server.

1 = Windows Authentication.

0 = SQL Server Authentication.

monitor_server_security_mode is bit and cannot be NULL.

[ @monitor_server_login = ] 'monitor_server_login'

Is the username of the account used to access the monitor server.

[ @monitor_server_password = ] 'monitor_server_password'

Is the password of the account used to access the monitor server.

[ @backup_threshold = ] 'backup_threshold'

Is the length of time, in minutes, after the last backup before a threshold_alert error is raised. backup_threshold is int, with a default of 60 minutes.

[ @threshold_alert = ] 'threshold_alert'

The alert to be raised when the backup threshold is exceeded. threshold_alert is int and cannot be NULL.

[ @threshold_alert_enabled = ] 'threshold_alert_enabled'

Specifies whether an alert is raised when backup_threshold is exceeded.

1 = enabled.

0 = disabled.

threshold_alert_enabled is bit and cannot be NULL.

[ @history_retention_period = ] 'history_retention_period'

Is the length of time in minutes in which the history is retained. history_retention_period is int. A value of 14420 is used if none is specified.

[ @backup_compression= ] backup_compression_option

Specifies whether a log shipping configuration uses backup compression. This parameter is supported only in SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (or a later version).

0 = Disabled. Never compress log backups.

1 = Enabled. Always compress log backups.

2 = Use the setting of the View or Configure the backup compression default Server Configuration Option. This is the default value.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database must be run from the master database on the primary server. This stored procedure does the following:

  1. Changes the settings in the log_shipping_primary_database record, if necessary.

  2. Changes the local record in log_shipping_monitor_primary on the primary server using supplied arguments, if necessary.

  3. If the monitor server is different from the primary server, changes record in log_shipping_monitor_primary on the monitor server using supplied arguments, if necessary.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can run this procedure.

This example illustrates the use of sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database to update the settings associated with the primary database AdventureWorks2012 .

EXEC master.dbo.sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database 
 @database = N'AdventureWorks' 
, @backup_directory = N'c:\LogShipping' 
, @backup_share = N'\\tribeca\LogShipping' 
, @backup_retention_period = 1440 
, @backup_threshold = 60 
, @threshold_alert = 0 
, @threshold_alert_enabled = 1 
, @history_retention_period = 1440 
,@monitor_server_security_mode = 1
,@backup_compression = 1;
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