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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SQL Server distribution database log file grows uncontrollably after full database backup

We have a merge replication environment that is pushing to 8 subscribers. This is working fine. Our distribution database is setup in Simple recovery mode. We have a maintenance plan that will backup ...
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How to troubleshoot SQL Server Merge Replication Conflict?

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 Merge Replication setup. I have 2 publications for the same database with 20+ subscribers. The logic of our application prevents changing the same data from 2 subscribers ...
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How to replicate from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2?

I have SQL Server 2000 as publisher and SQL Server 20008 R2 as subscriber. I want to replicate data from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 on a different machine. Primary key fields are not ...
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The Merge Agent failed because the schema of the article at the Publisher does not match the schema of the article at the Subscriber.

When syncing a SQL Server 2008 subscriber with a publisher, the sync fails at around 98% with this error message: The Merge Agent failed because the schema of the article at the Publisher does not ...
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Oneway sync of two SQL Servers via FTP

I need to replicate data from a ‘master’ SQL Server out to a number of replicas. Luckily the data only flows from the ‘master’ to the replicas. I need to replicate both schema and data. Data size ...
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Upgrade SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012

I have a test environment set up with the following: Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1(x64-bit) Windows SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition SP4 (x64-bit)(default instance name) 1 ...
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Merge replication SQL Server 2008 publisher with SQL Server 2012 subscriber

is this somehow possible to have SQL Server 2008 publisher with a SQL Server 2012 subscriber for merge replication?
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SQL Server 2005 merge replication failure

We have a customer who, when trying to sync a client (subscriber) to the server (publisher,) receives the following error: 2012-11-30 21:03:33.334 Percent Complete: 18 2012-11-30 21:03:33.334 Data ...
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Uninitialized Merge replication subscription

I have 3 separate SQL Server 2012 databases running on 3 VM's. I have successfully configured one pull subscription to the distributor but when I add a 2nd subscription on another SQL Server the ...
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Estimated versus actual query plan with function calls

I have this query on SQL server, a merge replication query: SELECT DISTINCT b.tablenick, b.rowguid, c.generation, sys.fn_MSgeneration_downloadonly ( c.generation, ...
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How To Use Publication Without Precompiled Partitions

I am using SQL 2012 with merge replication. Our setup is quite complicated and thus it seems running the publication with precompiled partitions is not going to work. The merge agent is slow to do ...
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How To Diagnose Slow sp_mssetupbelongs

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. When performing a clean sync using the merge agent I am getting a timeout on this stored procedure, sp_mssetupbelongs I am wondering what the best way to ...
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Why Do Replication Deletes Require sysadmin Access

I am running merge replication with SQL 2012. There seems to be a nasty consequence of the delete triggers added for replication in SQL 2012. Inside the delete triggers are this, select @xe_message ...
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MSMerge_contents Table Populated After One Sync

I am running merge replication with SQL 2012. When I first create my publication the MSMerge_contents table is populated with a large number of records with the colv1 being set to 0xFF. When I run ...
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Does The Stored Procedure sp_removedbreplication Remove Rowguids

In merge replication if I run sp_removedbreplication will that remove rowguids or not? Will it take into account the preserve_rowguidcol values in the sysmergearticles table?
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Locking And Blocking With Merge Replication

I am using merge replication in SQL 2012 with web sync. When I insert records into the top tables in my filter hierarchy it causes a lot of locking on the tables, including the merge replication ...
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The issue of sp_MScheckIsPubOfSub stored procedure

We have SQL Server 2008 R2 Merge replication set up. We have 20+ push subscriptions. Once in a while I get the following error message during the sync: Error messages: The merge process could not ...
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Merge Replicate, reinitialise with a different part of the data

I have a set of database with merge replicate configured between them. The publisher is an aggregate of three sets of data. Call them set 0, 1, and 2 There are subscribers that grab one set of the ...
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Merge Replication Finding Session Id

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. I am writing a custom business logic handler, and would like to know if there is a way to get a session id? For instance if the custom business logic ...
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How to understand what Columns Have Changed in Merge Replication

I am using merge replication in SQL 2012. Some of my merge articles use column level tracking. I am trying to understand how to use the 'lineage', and 'colv1' fields in the MSmerge_contents table to ...
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Table with identity column in merge replication

I have a table in SQL Server 2005 and I have an IDENTITY(1,1) property set for an ID column. Records are inserted in a table at a local server as well as a remote server. I am using Merge ...
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How Can I Isolate A Merge Replication Timeout

I am using merge replication in SQL 2012 with web sync. When I create my subscription I am getting a timeout. The error message is not clear about cause of the timeout, but what I do know is if I ...
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Identifying connection and publisher vs subscriber in merge replication scheme

We have an app that uses a central SQL Server 2008 database for folks here in the building on the domain. For teams out in the field - they connect to a local version of SQL Express while offline and ...
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How can I modify a trigger at subscribers SQL Server 2005?

I have a SQL Server 2005 publisher with SQL Server 2005 subscribers and one SQL Server 2000 subscriber running merge replication. Is there any way to modify triggers at a subscriber with the ...
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What is the Maximum Merge Articles in Merge Replication [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Hard limitation for merge replication article count? I am using merge replication in SQL 2012. I am looking here: Maximum Capacity Specifications for SQL Server (2012) ...
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Multiple Merge Replications on same SQL Server Database Conflicts

I have 2 separate merge replications on the same database on a server, one named 'POC' with a single subscriber running continuously, and another named 'Clubs' with ~50 subscribers. As of recently, ...
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Deadlock on Merge replication

I'm having a really confusing problem on the msmerge_contents table on some of my merge replication databases. It seems I'm receiving a dead lock on the exact same row on the same index on the table ...
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Does sp_addtabletocontents Use Precomputed Partitions

I am using merge replication in SQL 2012. When I bulk insert rows into a table, and run this stored procedure to add references into the merge tracking table, sp_addtabletocontents Is that missing ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 - Merge Replication - Can the Distribution Database size cause replication problems?

Setup: We have a SQL Server 2008 R2 instance running on a central server. The server is a merge-replication publisher. We have 'N' subsribers running SQL Server 2008 Express. 'N' can grow to any ...
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Merge Replication Optimization

I am running Merge Replication on Microsoft SQL Server 2012 through web sync. Is there a way to recognize when regenerating a new snapshot and applying it would be more efficient than running a ...
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Merge Replication: Where are rowguids of conflict losers stored?

I'm trying to obtain the row guid of all the merge replication conflict losers listed in my conflict viewer. The bug that was allowing the conflicts to occur has been identified and resolved but now ...
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How to Rename Table or Field With Merge Replication

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. I am trying to rename a published table, and rename a published field. These operations are not permitted in merge replication. However I can think of an ...
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Dropping One Computed Column Causes All Computed Columns To No Longer Replicate

We recently dropped a computed column from a table that was participating in merge replication. After issuing the statement the other two computed columns remained in the table but stopped ...
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Hard limitation for merge replication article count?

A bit of background. We developed an app that uses merge replication. Right now, we are currently publishing about 212 articles, and everything is fine, as it appears to fall into the 256 article ...
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How to user the Tablediff Utility with Replication Filters

I am using merge replication in SQL 2012. I am trying out the TableDiff utility to show non convergence. I see a problem with this approach though. This is because I am using parameterised filters to ...
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What else does sp_addmergefilter do

I am running the following stored procedure to add a merge replication join filter, sp_addmergefilter What else does that stored procedure do behind the scenes? I am calling that stored procedure ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication, Agent Batch Size

Is there anyway to increase the merge agent batch size after the publication is created? I know DownloadGenerationsPerBatch flag when creating a new Publication, however what I'm looking for is a way ...
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Why would “Drop Database” fail on local SQL Server 2005 Express instance?

I am trying to run the below code. It works for me but not for at least some of my users it doesn't work. It doesn't seem to error just no actually remove the DB's. string sqlConnectionString=@"Data ...
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Why Regenerate Snapshots For Merge Replication

I am in the process of implementing merge replication in SQL 2012 with web sync. I am wondering two things, Why is it suggested to regenerate the snapshots every 14 days by default? With web sync ...
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Merge replication - can't create snapshot – timeout

I have a SQL Server 2008 database, and I need a merge replication because I want to sync with mobile devices afterwards. So I created a replication but when it comes to start the snapshot agent, the ...
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How to Remove Articles Based on User

I am using merge replication on SQL 2012. I have a very large database with a large number of tables. The subscribers are using netbooks. I have a filtering scheme that controls which tables end up ...
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How Much Overhead Does Web Sync Add?

I am running merge replication in SQL2012 using web sync. Has anybody done any experiments to compare the performance of web sync to connecting to replication using a straight TCP/IP connection? ...
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How To Speed up Merge Replication [closed]

I am running SQL2012 merge replication on a netbook using SQL Express as a subscriber. The netbook has 1GB of RAM. The replication process works quite well, but it is when it comes to applying the ...
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Merge replication with PDAs AND P2P replication between servers?

We're currently building a setup to scan tickets at an event. We plan on having 2 servers at each entrance but can't have a local link between the two. We have scanners (sqlCE) and half of them are ...
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Merge Replication Snapshot Files

I am using Merge Replication with SQL 2012. I look in the snapshot directory, but the largest file in there is a prc file which is 646 KB. I know for sure that the biggest of my replicated tables is ...
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Is there a way to start a script on the publisher when synchronization starts?

I am using merge replication with pull subscriptions and Web Sync. What is the easiest way to start a SQL script on the publication database when a subscriber starts the synchronization process? ...
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Working Around Filtering Problems in Merge Replication

I am in the process of defining filters on a merge replication publication for our database. The problem I am coming up against is that merge replication has these rules, I don't like to call them ...
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Merge Replication Subquery Filters

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. I have a number of articles in my publication and will have to come up with quite an elaborate set of filters. If I add a filter on my article it can ...
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Merge Replicate and Mirrors

I am preparing some scripts to setup merge replication in our production environment. After completing the export from UAT, I've come across something that doesn't appear like it would work in the ...
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Replicating a Table Structure With no Data Using Merge Replication

I am using merge replication with SQL 2012. I have a table, and it would be useful to propogate that table to the subscribers, but just the table structure, not the actual data. The data in the ...