Monday, April 23, 2012

Logshipping without a Windows Fileserver

I’ve been quiet for quite a while now, but not due to lack of activity… I struggled a long time with a problem in my logshipping configuration: The fileserver as a single point of failure in the middle. Now, finally, I found a solution for that, which doesn’t require the use of expensive disk subsystems to get geo-strechted. And (as always when I have such ideas…) I tried to put it into a blog post, unfortunately only to get to a point where I gave up because of the simple complexity of the idea. Does it mean I gave up the project? Of course not… I just changed the delivery model.

So behold… My first whitepaper:

Logshipping Fileserver within SQL