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troubleshooting Question

Log Shipping Recovery Procedure

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Microsoft SQL ServerMicrosoft SQL Server 2008Disaster Recovery
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I have just configured log shipping from UK to Syd. Appears to be working fine. Logs are being sent across to secondary server share and applying them to the db.

My question now comes in regards to recovery test scenario. If I pull the plug on the primary server, I understand that I need to run the following command to get the secondary server online

restore database {db name}
with recovery

The problem is we now have all users  (once we manually direct all traffic to UK) connecting to the UK, we would obviously want to bring up the primary and have that as the source server again and the UK db as the secondary.

What are the procedures to do this with NO disruption? The problem I foresee is that copying the backup of the dabatase across to Syd will take at least a day, in which time the db will become obselete as records would have been updated on the UK server by then.

What are your opinions? Or should I disregard Log-shipping altogether and look towards mirroring?
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