Greetings, I have implemented log shipping to create a standby database on a second server. As I start to hink about it I began to wonder about the need to keep the master and msdb databases in sync by log shipping as well. Is there any need to do this and if not why not? As I understand it these database contain informaiton about the logins, security and data dictionary. What happens if objects in the primary are added, deleted or modified? I expect these changes will be propagated to the standby but is there a need to also sync the master and msdb databases? If anyone can help me understand that I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks.