log_shipping_monitor_primary (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server

Stores one monitor record per primary database in each log shipping configuration. This table is stored in the msdb database.

The tables related to history and monitoring are also used at the primary server and the secondary servers.

Column name Data type Description
primary_id uniqueidentifier The ID of the primary database for the log shipping configuration.
primary_server sysname The name of the primary instance of the Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine in the log shipping configuration.
primary_database sysname The name of the primary database in the log shipping configuration.
backup_threshold int The number of minutes allowed to elapse between backup operations before an alert is generated.
threshold_alert int The alert to be raised when the backup threshold is exceeded.
threshold_alert_enabled bit Determines if backup threshold alerts are enabled. 1 = Enabled.

0 = Disabled.
last_backup_file nvarchar(500) The absolute path of the most recent transaction log backup.
last_backup_date datetime The time and date of the last transaction log backup operation on the primary database.
last_backup_date_utc datetime The time and date of the last transaction log backup operation on the primary database, expressed in Coordinated Universal Time.
history_retention_period int The amount of time, in minutes, that log shipping history records are retained for a given primary database before being deleted.


In addition to being stored on the remote monitor server, the information related to the primary server is stored on the primary server in its log_shipping_monitor_primary table.

See Also

About Log Shipping (SQL Server)
sp_add_log_shipping_primary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_change_log_shipping_primary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_log_shipping_primary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_log_shipping_primary_database (Transact-SQL)
sp_refresh_log_shipping_monitor (Transact-SQL)
sp_help_log_shipping_monitor_primary (Transact-SQL)
sp_delete_log_shipping_alert_job (Transact-SQL)
System Tables (Transact-SQL)