I set up log shipping through the SQL server enterprise manager GUI. It successfully created the database on the secondary server (I did select the option where the secondary server can become a primary). However, it does not appear that it is successfully importing the transaction logs. It looks like the transaction logs are being backed up fine on the primary server. It also looks like the transaction logs are being successfully copied from the primary to the back up. I assume that the failure has to do with the import. I'm not sure how to find out *why* it is failing. I've been looking through the logs and haven't found anything interesting. I found the job definition: EXECUTE master.dbo.xp_sqlmaint '-LSRestorePlanID "8DA5EC10-2B44-4818-8579-C5332999A7EB"' I tried running this from the SQL query analyzer and it gave me an error about sqlmaint.exe failing. Any suggestions on debugging??