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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2003

    Unanswered: Need to remove jounal file after : transfer/apply to secondary db

    We are using log shipping and we would like to remove all transfered and applied journal (in the primary box).
    We have the intentionto use a trigger like this :

    CREATE TRIGGER del_log
    ON log_shipping_plan_history
    @lastfile nvarchar(256)
    SELECT @lastfile=i.last_file
    FROM log_shipping_plan_history e INNER JOIN inserted i ON e.sequence_id = i.sequence_id
    where i.activity=1
    if IF (@lastfile <> NULL)
    ... remove file (using xp_cmd for example...)

    but the problem is that we have only the last file transfered and applied that will be removed
    (some time, more that 1 file are applied in one shot ...
    see num_files column in log_shipping_plan_history).

    Any solution to remove all the files generated before the last one given by the query ?
    Any other solutions (sql wizard gives the possiblity to to remove file after a laps of time 1hour, 1day...).

    I am looking for the table that contains all the journal files (that we can see when we try to retore a db) ?


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    In a large office with bad lighting
    If I understand the question correctly, try looking at the log_shipping_secondaries table in the msdb database. This is where the log shipping plans are kept, and this table maintains the last_copied and last_loaded filenames.

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