SQL Server Biztalk DR (log-shipping)


We have setup Biztalk log-shipping as the DR method and are running Biztalk 2010 on SQL Server 2008 R2.

Everything is running well and the we can failover (restore to mark) with no problems whatsoever, but my question is: is it possible to failback without having to re-create the entire log-shipping process?

I've searched online quite thoroughly but can't find anything to confirm this.
Jay CaraxAsked:
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Ryan McCauleyEnterprise Analytics ManagerCommented:
Log shipping is a one-way operation - there's no integrated mechanism to keep the original sever up to date with changes on the secondary after it takes over. You'll need to reconfigure log shipping in order to enable failback. Once you're ready to go back, you'll follow the same procedure you used to fail to the standby in the first place.

Sorry :(

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Jay CaraxAuthor Commented:
Ryan that's fine - I just wanted confirmation. Thanks :)
Jay CaraxAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for SQLSinner's comment #a40662868

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Ryan McCauleyEnterprise Analytics ManagerCommented:
Can you accept my comment instead of your own?
Jay CaraxAuthor Commented:
Yeah apologies for that - I was using an old version of IE int he office and it kept bugging out. Chrome to the rescue.
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