I just set up Log Shipping. Im new to SQL, so excuse me if I get some terms wrong. 1. Log Shipping seams to be working...I can see the .trn files backed up the secondary machine, secondry machine db is in read only mode. When I look at SQL logs, I keep seeing errors like this, but obviously different time stapms. The log shipping source (LOCAL).WebReg has not backed up for 1129 minutes.. WebReg is my DB. What steps should I take to find out the cause of this. 2. What steps do I need to do to use the secondary server? I want to implement a server failure and see how the failover method works, but I dont understand what I need to do. I have a server to monitor, but the out of sync error is there. When I created the log shipping, I didnt have a webreg DB on the secondary machine, so I created one during the setup. how do I get them to sync? Network is fine, time is right on....any ideas> thanks Ma.