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:
Changes the settings in the log_shipping_primary_database record, if necessary.
Changes the local record in log_shipping_monitor_primary on the primary server using supplied arguments, if necessary.
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
@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;