Remove Log Shipping (SQL Server)

Applies to: SQL Server

This topic describes how to remove log shipping in SQL Server by using SQL Server Management Studio or Transact-SQL.

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Before You Begin



The log-shipping stored procedures require membership in the sysadmin fixed server role.

Using SQL Server Management Studio

To remove log shipping

  1. Connect to the instance of SQL Server that is currently the log shipping primary server and expand that instance.

  2. Expand Databases, right-click the log shipping primary database, and then click Properties.

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

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

  5. Click OK to remove log shipping from this primary database.

Using Transact-SQL

To Remove Log Shipping

  1. On the log shipping primary server, execute sp_delete_log_shipping_primary_secondary to delete the information about the secondary database from the primary server.

  2. On the log shipping secondary server, execute sp_delete_log_shipping_secondary_database to delete the secondary database.


    If there are no other secondary databases with the same secondary ID, sp_delete_log_shipping_secondary_primary is invoked from sp_delete_log_shipping_secondary_database and deletes the entry for the secondary ID and the copy and restore jobs.

  3. On the log shipping primary server, execute sp_delete_log_shipping_primary_database to delete information about the log shipping configuration from the primary server. This also deletes the backup job.

  4. On the log shipping primary server, disable the backup job. For more information, see Disable or Enable a Job.

  5. On the log shipping secondary server, disable the copy and restore jobs.

  6. Optionally, if you are no longer using the log shipping secondary database, you can delete it from the secondary server.

Related Tasks

See Also

About Log Shipping (SQL Server)
Log Shipping Tables and Stored Procedures