I am looking for some additional expert opinions on a replication environment that needs some issues resolved. Current Setup - 1 prod server is being replicated to a secondary server using Log Shipping, every 30 minutes. The secondary server is both for reporting and as a warm standby. Issue: the log shipping is starting to take up too much time to load the secondary server for any reports to be ran (sometimes up to 15 minutes). The reports are sometimes down to only running within a 15 minute timeframe. Also, if a report is incorrect and data needs to be fixed, the user may have to wait 30 minutes for the data to be replicated back to the reporting server to see the change (Primarily for Monthly and Quarterly reports). Requirements: - Need a warm Standby Server for Disaster Recovery, Users need a larger window in order to run reports, most reports don't need to be up to the minute, a few do. AND Users need to be able to fix data for the Monthly & Quarterly reports without waiting so long before they can verify if the change in the production data has fixed the report. Open to ANY recommendation for the resolution, new server, change replication to something other than Log Shipping.... There is a 1gb fiber connection between the boxes, box 1 has Raid 10 for log files & Raid 5 for data file, Reporting server is all Raid 5. Production has 12 gb RAM, Report has 6 My thought is to potentially mix some of the replication methods, but unsure of if that is a good idea. Also thought about adding an additional box, the updating of data leads me towards the merge replication, but need to be able to mitigate any risk involved with that. Any direction would be helpful. Thanks!!!