Log Shipping Backup with Database in StandBy Mode
Posted on 2014-01-23
I have a database in Standby mode which is set up as a DR box. This database has logshipping setup on it. I need to take a backup or make a copy of this database for testing purposes on my DR box but I need to keep the same name. The end users need to do some testing. How can this be done without breaking the logshipping chain.
I was thinking to take the database offline and move the mdf and ldf files to another Drive and then recover the database by attaching the datafiles. The issue is I need to keep the same name as my standby Database. Will this create an issue in the master database when I am done with my testing and try to bring the original Standby database back online with the original mdf and ldf files.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.