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I know that replication uses Sql Agent jobs to pull subscriptions. Are these jobs supposed to stay in an 'executing' state? (Sql 2008 SP1)

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Replication agents run as jobs scheduled under the SQL Server Agent. They can be scheduled to run continuously or on a recurring schedule.

If the replication has been scheduled to run continuously, then yes, it could be continuously 'executing'.

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