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best way to see last LSN applied to the secondary

Hi all, Let’s say logshipping breaks, and you get an error:
"RESTORE FAILED, ….APPLY LATER LSN log to the secondary database." Is there an easy way (other than to dig through sql logs) to find out which log file was last applied to the database? That way I could delete all previous logs, and rerun the restore job, whithout reinstalling logshipping from scratch. Thank you
If you are using SQL 2000 log shipping wizard then use monitor server logs to see the last restored log file. If it fails then the best bet is to stop log shipping and restore full database onto secondary server then continue the log shipping. Satya SKJ
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Satya, If you mean looking at the logshipping monitor, I see the proper last backup file (don’t care about that), but for last file copied and loaded I only see: first_file_000000000000.trn
first_file_000000000000.trn So my only bet (except for restarting logshipping, is to dig through the sql log on the secondary, I guess. Unless someone has other suggestions.
Or the way out is to use third party tools to read the transaction log. Satya SKJ
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hi, use lumigent product log explorer (free downloadable)……… it is a very good product which gives information abt every LSN krishna chaitanya.s
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Log explorer evaluation version works with pubs and northwind databases, you must purchase license to use other user databases. May try APEXSQL’s log navigator also. Satya SKJ
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I believe you can see the last LSN applied by running the following query in SQL 2005…Select
redo_start_lsn from sys.master_files where database_id = db_id(‘SecondaryDatabaseName’) and type = 0

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