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I have snapshot replication running on three different servers, two publishers and one subscriber. The replication processes have associated jobs (either building the snap shot or grabbing the snap shot, I believe) that have ugly system-generated names. Is it safe to rename these something that's readable and understandable?

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Yes you can rename the jobs. They will still function normally because they are identified by job_id for system purposes.

You can find more info about how it is uses in the MSdistribution_agents table. More info here:

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