I have a production server set up with log shipping to warm spare and it worked for years. Now I need set up transactional replication to a seperate server. The log shipping stops working properly. I either got (loading) database status on warm spare even after the log restored or the transaction won't be restored on warm spare. I tried to set up logshippng on top of replication and replication on top of logshipping. Here is what I have done for logshipping on top of replication. 1. set up replicaton. 2. use sp_replicatoindboption to set synch with backup option 3. set up logshipping Is there anything I missed? Thanks for your advice.