When the "Log Shipping Alert Job - Restore"
job runs in Microsoft SQL Server 2000, you may receive an error message that resembles
Msg 14421, Sev 16: The log shipping
destination SecondaryServerName is out of sync
by NumberOfMinutes minutes
This problem occurs when the following conditions are
- You ship a log from primary server P1 to secondary
P1 and S1 are the first log shipping pair. You select P1 to be
the monitor server. SQL Server 2000 lets you make this choice.
- Next, you ship a log from primary server P2 to
secondary server S1.
P2 and S1 are the second log shipping pair. You select
P2 to be the monitor server. SQL Server 2000 lets you make this choice.
now have two log shipping pairs that ship logs from different primary servers
to the same secondary server. The Database Maintenance Plan Wizard lets you specify
different monitor servers for the two log shipping pairs.
- On secondary server S1, the log_shipping_monitor table data
from primary server P1 is overwritten by the
log_shipping_monitor table data from primary server P2. The
monitor server information for primary server P1 is deleted from the log_shipping_monitor table on secondary server S1.
When the changes occur on primary server P1, the log_shipping secondary server S1 is not updated.
- Therefore, the "Log Shipping Alert Job -
Restore" job fails for primary server P1, and you receive out-of-sync error
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are
listed in the "Applies to" section.Microsoft regularly releases
software updates to address specific bugs. If Microsoft releases a software
update to resolve this bug, this article will be updated with additional
To work around this problem, use a single monitor server for
log shipping pairs that have different primary servers but the same secondary
For more information about log shipping, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Backup, copy, and load job information is not updated on the log shipping monitor
asked questions - SQL Server 2000 - Log shipping
SQL Server 2000 - How to set up log shipping (White paper)