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Loghipping to multiple servers SQL 2008

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I have existing log shipping setup up and running with one secondary server.What if I need to add one more secondary to the setup without any downtime on the existing logshipping setup.?
My company is to perform this without downtime on the existing logshipping. How can this be achieved?
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The key to this is that you already have the primary fully configured.  Prep your additional secondary in the same way as the first one, go in to the log shipping settings on the primary, and add the secondary from there
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Thanks for the reply.
My question is how will Log sequence be in synch between these 2 secondaries.How will the logs catch up with the new secondary that has been added?
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@venk_r, during the initial synchronization, a snapshot will be pushed down from the publisher to the additional subscriber. Once that completes, the rest of the changes will be replicated to subscriber. Afterwards, it will depend on the schedule that you set up.
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Are you talking about replication?The question I asked was about Log shipping.
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The snapshot @irnmamont talks about is actually a full database backup then sets an initial point from which the server will restore the transaction logs for the Log shipping

If you have a look at http://www.mssqltips.com/sqlservertip/2301/step-by-step-sql-server-log-shipping/ - the section "Initialize Secondary Database tab" will give you the steps you need
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If there is already a primary - secondary configured up and running logshipping for say about 1 year and then we add  a additional secondary today then how will the new secondary sync up on fly from primary?
At any point we need both the secondaries in synch with production.
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In order to be up to date the new secondary doesn't actually need to apply all the shipped logs for the entire year, just from the last full backup that is applied to it.

When you go through the steps to add a secondary it'll handle this for you.

Once it is up and running the lag between the new or old secondary with the primary is entirely down to the schedules you have set up.
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