sp_cleanup_log_shipping_history (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

This stored procedure cleans up history locally and on the monitor server based on retention period.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions


[ @agent_id = ] 'agent_id',  
[ @agent_type = ] 'agent_type'  


[ @agent_id = ] 'agent_id', The primary ID for backup or the secondary ID for copy or restore. agent_id is uniqueidentifier and cannot be NULL.

[ @agent_type = ] 'agent_type' The type of log shipping job. 0 = Backup, 1 = Copy, 2 = Restore. agent_type is tinyint and cannot be NULL.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Result Sets



sp_cleanup_log_shipping_history must be run from the master database on any log shipping server. This stored procedure cleans up local and remote copies of log_shipping_monitor_history_detail and log_shipping_monitor_error_detail based on history retention period.


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

See Also

About Log Shipping (SQL Server)
System Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)