A type of replication in SQL Server in which Publishers and Subscribers can work autonomously and later reconnect, synchronize, and merge data changes to achieve convergence among all nodes in the topology. Merge replication is typically used in server-to-client environments.

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How to manually invalidate a pull merge replication snapshot from the publisher

XY Problem background info: I have a pull replication publisher in which I want to add or alter a index and have those changes be applied to the subscriber. The solution to that problem I would like ...
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MS SQL high tempdb disk I/O during merge replication of BLOBs

Having a merge publication for replicating BLOBs (sql type - image), got very high tempdb disk I/O for my size of data. Publication is download-only and has no filters. High disk I/O is caused by ...
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Script to merge-replicate two MDF database files?

I have a program on a computer and on a tablet. The program uses SQL Server Express to interact with a local database (the same information on both) from a .MDF file. So if I plug the tablet into the ...
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Adding an Article to an existing Merge Replication Publication only worked for some subscribers

I added 2 tables to an existing Merge replication Publication and then ran a new snapshot. After it was all said and done the publication pushed the tables to some of the subscribers when they ...
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Inserts/updates are extremely slow with Merge Replication in SQL Server 2008

I got hired into a new company and they had merge replication already in place. They have had issues with it to the point I have to evaluate whether to keep it or replace it. The main issue is it ...
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SQL Server 2012 merge replication blocks other insert/updates during sync

I have a merge replication setup between two SQL Server 2012 databases via Pull method. There are several merge replications affecting different table sets (3 sets 2-5 tables each, actually). There ...
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SQL Server Replication with 2 systems in different locations

I have 2 Servers with static public IP Addresses located one in UK and another in US. Can I implement SQL Replication on these 2 servers located in 2 different locations accessible via public IP ...
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How to fix my Merge Replication upload order?

I have several Merge Replication instances in production on SQL 2008 R2. One of them has started to behave oddly in that it appears to attempting to upload the children tables before it uploads the ...
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Merge-Replication: New column doesn't get replicated down by update command

I do this frequently but all clients have this fault: I added a new column to a table using a SQL statement, which causes the column to be created and added to every publication that uses this table. ...
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federated tables? synchronization? replication? [mysql]

I have a REMOTE suppliers table with, lets say, a code and a name, and several client databases will be creating new suppliers. Server database code | name ______________ 1 | Mark 2 | ...
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Why are foreign keys ignored on subscribers?

We have a merge replication set up on Sql Server 2008 R2. There are many tables with foreign keys providing a logical dependence on each other. For this question, let's say there are the "User" and ...
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Replicating Multiple SQL Servers to Azure and Accessing From Web Apps

I am setting up quite a large system with multiple servers (MS SQL Server), and Office 365 Access DB, and a custom SharePoint web app for reporting purposes. The system should work as follows: Each ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication Two Publishers

Here's the issue. Our current replication setup uses merge replication and the publisher is running SQL Server 2005. We need to add another server as a subscriber but it is running Windows Server ...
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Cannot drop constraint in SQL server 2008

When I try to delete a constraint, it gives me the following message: "The constraint is used by merge replication for identity management and cannot be dropped directly. Execute ...
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What is “Set the merge agent on the problem subscribers to use the slow link agent profile”

I have never used Merge Replication Feature of the sql server before, so What does "Set the merge agent on the problem subscribers to use the slow link agent profile" mean? Background info: "Merge ...
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Merge Replication: Updates to Schema

We have a main SQL Server which replicates to two backup servers via continuous merge replication. There are regular updates to the schema. Regular changes include: Adding new tables and ...
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Replication Monitor Information using T-SQL

The image below shows a transaction replication problem that I am currently investigating. The image comes from the Replication Monitor. How can I get this information using T-SQL?
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Saving replication latency for monitoring purposes

I have SQL Server 2012 Enterprise edition, transactional replication. many servers, many DBs. This morning I come to the office and been told the latency on some databases was about 30 min behind. I ...
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Add/remove tables in merge replication without full snapshot

I have a laboratory system that need to be installed in different collection stations, each with a independent database installation, but synchronizing some data among them, such as tests results, ...
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Automating SQL Server Merge Replication Processes [closed]

Hi all is there anyway I can automate the entire process of the Merge Replication?
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The message “Running the Merge Agent process would exceed the maximum number of processes allowed” appears, but it doesn't seem likely

The full text of the message is "Running the Merge Agent process at this time would exceed the maximum number of processes allowed by this publication. The process will run when resources become ...
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SQL Server 2012 Replication, how to ignore action with specific trigger?

SQL Server 2012. Database is in merge replication, no conflicts presented. Current example is simply for understanding, but real schema is very huge to describe. Schema and trigger at SQLFiddle for ...
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Replication stopped working, no errors

I have a TOP server (SQL Server 2012) with a merge replication to around 4 other servers. When I subscribe to the publication, everything is downloaded fine to the subscriber. The insert of one of ...
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Database Read Only after Merge Replication

Win Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 Std. I have a previously accessible database with which I'm testing merge replication and after I publish the DB, my application is saying the DB does not have write ...
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I couldn't see Conflict tables in replication monitor SQL Server 2008 R2 in Merge Replication

I work with merge replication in SQL Server 2008 R2. In the replication monitor I can't see conflict table, I must to see conflict tables in "MSmerge_conflicts_info", please help me. How to see ...
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Replication consistently fails to bring new rows to subscriber

Short description of the problem: Initial synchronisation to the subscriber works fine. Subsequent synchronisations fail to download new rows. Re-initialising the subscription "fixes" the issue and ...
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MSSQL 2000 replication, incrementing an integer column on a single row using an update statement

I have 2 web servers, both of which connect to separate mssql 2000 database servers, these two servers use merge replication in order to collate tracking data. Now each web server runs an update ...
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The replication Merge Agent failed to propagate a Publisher schema change to the Subscriber

We are running 2 Microsoft SQL Servers - publisher (2008R2) / subscriber (2008 Express) with merge replication. I tried to make some schema changes via Transact-SQL and partly failed. So tried to ...
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Merge Replication API with SQL Server 2012 / 2014

We are using SQL Server 2008 with merge replication. Our business application uses the rmo api, which we have installed with SQL Server Feature Pack 2008 SP3 and there the package sql_rmo.msi. Now we ...
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Merge Replication — Reinitialize Without Recreation

I have a publication with ~10 subscriptions configured as clients. They all have a partition of that data using row filters. Earlier this week I received this error on two of the subscriptions: ...
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How to back out of mass update in SQL Replication

We have a database which is set up in Merge Replication. We accidentally updated hundreds of thousands of records in a large published table on the publisher database. We did something like this: ...
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How to back out of mass update in SQL Replication [duplicate]

We have a database which is set up in Merge Replication. We accidentally updated hundreds of thousands of records in a large published table on the publisher database. We did is something like ...
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Restarting a Publisher involved in Merge replication

Our hosting provider would like restart the SQL Server that a publisher in a merge replication topology. I'm not able to clearly understand best practice for doing this from the Microsoft docs. Our ...
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Merge Replication - Merge initial data contained on subscriber

I have two identically structured databases on two separate servers. Both have different data within them. I have set one of them up with merge replication as a publisher and I want the other to be ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication Change Partition Definition

I am using Merge Replication on a few SQL Server 2008 R2 servers. There is one server, and the rest are clients. I have each of the clients on a different partition using row filters with the ...
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List of Expired Merge Subscribers

I have a setup of merge replication. Sometimes, subscribers will not be able to sync within the retention period set in the publication. How can I get a list of expired subscribers to a merge ...
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Snapshot agent stuck at 48%

We are having to redo a publication/subscription and while running the snapshot agent it stalls at 48% with the message "The process is running and is waiting on a response from the server." ...
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SQL Server 2012 Replication Initialisation Fails — Table keeps being dropped

I have two servers - one located in Australia (Distributor / Publisher), and a second in the UK (Subscriber) both on Amazon's cloud. I have attempted to configure replication as both pull and push ...
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Backup from Server1 and restore it to Server2?

IF we have two Servers installed with SQL Server 2008 instances, Server1 has three drives C, D and E with 100, 500 and 500 GB respectively and Server2 has three drives C, D and E with 100, 300 and ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication Dummy Update issue

We have SQL Server 2005 SP4, using merge replication. We started getting this error when the subscribers try to replicate (not all of them but most): The process could not deliver dummy update ...
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Merge replication parameterised filters

We are looking at using merge replication to maintain a 2-way data flow between a central SQL Server 2012 Standard database and, eventually, 100's of international satellite SQL Express 2012 ...
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SQL Server replication - set PollingInterval in sp_addmergepushsubscription_agent

I am trying to create replication subscriptions to and SQL Server 2008 R2 via a script. There are 3 subscribers so this script creates the subscriptions by calling sp_addmergesubscription and then ...
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For merge replication, do I need to schedule index maintenance on all sites or just publisher?

I have a very fragmented database that uses merge replication with remote sites. Do I need to schedule index maintenance (reorganize / rebuild) for all sites? Or just on publisher copy?
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Subscription uploading is not happening every time

I have two SQL Servers (2008 R2), and merge replication between them, one being the publisher and the other subscriber. I noticed that downloads are happening every minute, but uploads are happening ...
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Merge reports 'You must rerun snapshot because current snapshot files are obsolete', gets caught in Death Loop

We have a very large Merge publication for a data warehouse with some large (.bcp files on the order of 20GB) fact tables that is causing us tremendous trouble. Specifically, we created a publication ...
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Mysterious merge replication problems creating a subscription

We have a merge publication which had been mostly working OK for a long time (years). Recently an article was added, we were informed the snapshot was out of date, so we regenerated it. Then we got ...
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Row not being deleted from the publication when it's deleted in a subscription

We've merge replication configured in our environment(1 Publisher, 3 Subscribers) and We know by default merge replication is bi-directional. Its working fine in case of inserts i.e, if a row is ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication Stuck, lots of conflicts and genstatus = 4 (interrupted) [closed]

Merge replication is the gift that keeps on giving as far as throwing new things at us, and the latest is a subscription that had been behaving for quite sometime suddenly slowing to a crawl. This ...
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Install SP 3 on SQL Server 2008, where merge replication is running

I have a SQL Server 2008 and I should install Service Pack 3 for it. On my server there are several databases replicated, and mobile devices sync data via merge replication. Can problems occur, if I ...
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Merge replication issue : conflicts with new data

I set up merge replication with SQL Server 2008, I am having issues when creating new data on clients and trying to synchronize with the remote server. Pulling data from the server works fine. But ...