Hypothetical Question - To help scenario planning.
Let's say I have a 2008 R2 Merge Publication with 5 active subscribers. The publication is deleted and all subscriptions are removed. A week or so goes by and data is continually added or updated on the local databases that used to be subscribers.
A week later a new publication is created on the original database and the 5 local boxes are all given new subscriptions. What happens to the data that was added locally during the week no subscription existed?
A: Is it uploaded to the publisher once the new subscription is created?
B: Is the data from the week offline deleted?
C: Is the data from the week offline ignored by the publisher (and hence other subscribers)?
D: Something else happens
If C? Is there a way to mark those records for replication so they can be brought up to the publisher, and ultimately the other subscribers?