I have log shipping setup between two SQL 2005 servers. The logs are backed up and restored on a 12 hour interval. An alert is setup on the restore job that if it fails to send me an email. Once in a while, I'll get an email with the message listed below, but I'll get it 16x. Each time this occurs (maybe 1-2x a month), I review the log shipping history for each job, and each completed successfully. I reviewed the restore job's properties, and the # of retries = 0.
What would cause the email to be sent 16x (each approx. 2 mins apart)?
DATE/TIME: 6/16/2008 7:36:00 PM
DESCRIPTION: The log shipping secondary database Server2.Backup has restore threshold of 1440 minutes and is out of sync. No restore was performed for 1471 minutes. Restored latency is 95 minutes. Check agent log and logshipping monitor information.
COMMENT: Log shipping Secondary Server Alert.
JOB RUN: (None)