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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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How does merge replication work with SQL Server CE

I have been trying out merge replication with SQL Server databases, and was just wondering how merge replication works on SQL Server CE? For instance merge replication with SQL Server databases ...
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Transaction log bloat when writing to table on replicated database with parameterized filter

We are observing abnormally large log writes whenever we update a table that is used for parameterized filter in a merge replication. There are a number of join filters as well. When executing a ...
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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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Why are foreign keys ignored on subscribers?

We are using merge replication 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 User and File tables, ...
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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 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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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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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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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 tell what user has synced

I have set up merge replication web sync to sync a publication from a SQL Server 2012 database. I am trying to make some parameterised filters using SUSER_SNAME() or HOST_NAME(). When I do a sync is ...
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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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How to properly clean Merge Replication Setup

What is the proper way to completely clean Merge Replication setup ? I have tried to delete the subscriptions, then delete the publication then "Disable Publishing & Distribution" & delete ...
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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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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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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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Replicate only specific records of a table

I have setup a merge replication and have got a new requirement: The records of a table should not be replicated until the [state] column is changed from 0 to 1. I have created a filter for the ...
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How to delete duplicate rows in merge replication

Somehow two rows in a table that is party to merge replication are identical, including their rowguid. I have no idea how this happened, it is only with two rows in my entire database (which is used ...
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How Merge Replication Works

I'm not DBA at all but I need to do something to synchronize four SQL server databases. I just discover there is a Merge Replication system in SQL Server 2008. At this moment I'm reading the ...
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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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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 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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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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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 MSMerge_History.time in GMT or local server time?

Is the time column in the MSMerge_History table GMT or local distribution server time?
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Merge Replication - Deleting from the subscriber database?

I have 2 SQL Server instances where I use merge replication on a database. A developer accidentally inserted data to both the subscriber and publisher at the same time. Now I have data in both ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to edit publication's generation_leveling_threshold configuration value

I dont know where I put this code: update sysmergepublications set [generation_leveling_threshold] = 0 I only need do it. But I need edited any funcion of agent.
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Minimising downtime implementing merge replication on live system

Background We have three Servers running SQL Server 2008 which all contain a Product database. These are currently kept in sync once per day by sending a copy of the MDF to the two Subscribing ...
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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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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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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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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: some subscribers initializing by downloading changes multiple times

I have a database in merge replication with about 25 subscribers, all accessing the publisher/distributor over a satellite connection (high latency, low bandwidth). Recently, as part of a planned ...
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“The schema script could not be propagated to the subscriber” error has SQL code instead of file name

This type of error is unfortunately not uncommon. One report of many is this one on Stack Overflow: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11360331/sql-server-merge-replication-error-the-schema-script-xxx-...