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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Log Shipping

If you have a small need to create a read-only (ad hoc query/reporting) database environment that can tolerate a high degree of data latency, you might be a candidate for using log shipping. Log shipping is still a feature for SQL Server 2012. We no longer describe full setup and deployment of this feature, but you can find this in earlier editions of this book. (It is described in detail in SQL Server 2000 Unleashed, though.) For those who have current log shipping configurations, it is time to move to AlwaysOn Availability groups or, for a period of time, database mirroring. This transition will be easy because the two capabilities are so much alike. (Actually, many aspects of database mirroring and the new AlwaysOn features came ...

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