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When setting up log shipping for an active/passive environment, I always try to keep the files neat, by dumping the log backups into their own folders:

C:\TransLogs\Database1\
C:\TransLogs\Database2\
C:\TransLogs\Database3\

etc. However a database server I came to manage today has five database log shipping files all dumped into C:\TransLogs\.

Not all databases are shipping to the same secondary instances

Apart from being a mess, is there any advantage into splitting them into their own folders? Should I spend my time cleaning it up, or is it safe to leave it be?

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I've been doing log shipping for years now, and I haven't bothered to break them up into their own folders. On one server I have 35 databases, all log shipping and all going to a single logship location. No problems.

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