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How to generate replication snapshot without locking tables

When I reinitialize subscription and generate new snapshot it locks all tables and makes the database unusable for a very long time (never waited it out). Is there anyway to do this without locking?
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How to make snapshot for new tables only

If there is a replication running for a large set of data, and I want to add one or more new tables, I normally add the articles to the replication and start the snapshot agent. Since there's a lot ...
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Snapshot replication - How to detect when a snapshot has arrived on the Subscriber from the Subscriber DB

I have snapshot replication set up to on a server which publishes to a second server as part of a scheduled SQL Server Agent job. When the snapshot finishes, I would like to detect when each table has ...
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Drop & re-add subscribers to transactional replication

I'm trying to get Stored Procedures to execute on the subscribers, as seems to be best practice. I already have transactional replication running happily. I add a new sproc, and set properties of ...
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Using SQL Snapshot Replication to refresh TEST databases from PRODUCTION. Why not?

What are the drawbacks and downsides? We want to schedule automatic nightly refreshes of 20 databases, approximately 1GB each, from the PRODUCTION server to the TEST server. We're setting up SQL ...
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.NET error when trying to create snapshot for transactional Replication

I encountered a bizarre prob today while creating a transactional publication on a SQL 2012 server running on Windows Server 2008R2. I had just had some success creating and initializing some Merge ...
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431 views

Excessive replication snapshot size causing failure

I am searching for an explanation of a replication snapshot being in excess of 5 times what we're predicting Following a replication failure we are attempting to reinitialise subscriptions with a new ...
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1answer
610 views

How can I determine the date of a snapshot in SQL Server 2008r2?

I am working on implementing an ETL process to load data into a warehouse. Part of this process is pulling data from our production server (Server P) to a staging server where the actual load into ...
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Does SQL Server Snapshot replication completely copy the data every time or does it issue deltas?

I am looking at snapshot replication between two servers. Here is what I have: 500GB database ~500MB nightly bcp loads ~50MB daily transactions I was asking other DBAs in the company about which ...
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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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Transactional Replication snapshot locking Publisher db from beginning

I have recently upgraded my remote distributor to 2008r2. I am getting complete system locks when attempting to generate a new snapshot in the day when we have added an article to the publication (we ...
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SQL 2005 Replication - How do I get the DA Profile MaxBCP option to work with a Transactional Publication?

I have two publications on a database. One is a transactional publication, the other is a snapshot publication. We have a stand-alone Distributor (separate from the publisher) and both publications ...
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Why are Stored Procedure schema changes not being replicated when using ”initialize with backup”?

In SQL Server I have set up transational replication using the "initialize with backup" option. Data is being replicated fine, as are schema changes to tables. However, schema changes to stored ...