What is Log Shipping?

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Log shipping is the process of automating the backup of database and transaction log files
on a production SQL server, and then restoring them onto a standby server. Enterprise
Editions only supports log shipping. In log shipping the transactional log file from one
server is automatically updated into the backup database on the other server. If one server
fails, the other server will have the same db and can be used this as the Disaster Recovery
plan. The key feature of log shipping is that it will automatically backup transaction logs
throughout the day and automatically restore them on the standby server at defined
interval.