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upgrade SQLSERVER 2005 to 2012 with logshipping

Hello ,
  I have a database  2005 R2 64 bit SQLserver (standard edition)  that is about 100G that has log shipping enable to a remote machine over the WAN  . The secondary DB is use for disaster recovery and it is in   "read-only state, Now , I would would like to upgrade to SQLServer 2012 . How would the upgrade affect my log shipping jobs?. Do I have to redo the logshipping?

It would be an issue if I have to redo the log shipping since it will take days to transfer a  backup to the remote location using our WAN

Thanks for your help
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8/22/2022 - Mon
Kevin Cross

Yes, you can upgrade log shipping configuration by upgrading the secondary server, then upgrading the primary server to SQL 2012.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc645954.aspx#UpgradeSecondary
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Thanks but my database is in stand-by mode. So, according to the document it cannot be done..

Is it possible to change the stand-by to no recovery??
Kevin Cross

You can change between the modes, it just does not take effect until the next log backup is restored per Microsoft's documentation.
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Thank you so if I set the database to "no Recovery" then I can upgrade SQLSERVER.

Would this be the proper steps

1: Change the DB to no recovery
2: Pause log shipping
3: upgrade the redundant server (db's in is no recovery mode)
4: Upgrade production
5:restart log shipping

Thanks for your help
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I plan to leave the DB offline for the upgrade.


I don't want to redo the log shipping because my database id 150 GB .  To redo from scratch will require transfering the 150 GB over the WAN and that would take days. So, I would like to avoid this step if possible.

Thanks for your help