The automated distribution of transactional changes from a publishing database to one or more subscriber databases.

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Could I realistically use SQL Server Express as a distributor database for transactional replication?

We have a group of users within my company that are running reports directly against our production database. It has gotten to the point where they are hammering it enough to cause performance issues ...
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SQL Server transaction replication ignores DML which does not change data

I have a transactional replication setup between the two servers and I noticed that if a run a statement similar to this: UPDATE mytable SET mycolumn = mycolumn the replication somehow knows to ...
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SQL Server Replication breaks up after doing DBCC CheckDB with Allow data loss on Primary

We have one way transactional replication enabled on SQL Server 2008 databases. Due to some issues we had to run DBCC checkDB, bringing the database to single user mode. When we complete the DBCC ...
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Transactional Replication: can create 52 publication, but creating 53rd leads to problems

My apologies in advance for a long post, but I was really trying to make sure I do my due diligence before turning to the community for help, so here it goes. I am working on a proof of concept with ...
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How to move SQL server transaction replication from one server to another server [closed]

Currently we have SQL Server 2005 as a publisher and SQL 2008 R2 as subscriber for one of our database (about 350 GB in size). I want to move the replication to our different server (Which also has ...
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Changes to main Database during Transactional Replication

Can you please advise how can I keep slave database up to date while it's in transactional replication with master. I mean what If I change indexes, columns, tables or sthm else in master dabase? ...
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SQL Server Transactional replication failed due to snapshot agent failure

I'm trying to set transactional replication between 2 SQL Server 2012 named instances. I've followed a step by step manual and created a Publication. But once I look into Replication Monitor I Get ...
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Clustering vs. transactional replication vs. availability groups

Assuming you need to make sure your application that relies on SQL Server 2012 as its database backend is available around the clock, even if one server machine fails. As a developer and not a DBA, I ...
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Creating a read only replica of SQL Server database for reports

I've faced a problem when my .Net web application is running slow, even when I've optimized all queries. As it turned out another developer, who is making reports runs a bunch of non optimized queries ...
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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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Is replication possible on two different domains?

I am implementing a database replication between different geograhical locations where each one is on a different domain. After going through all the process, when I start the agent it runs and stops. ...
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What happens if you accidentally insert data into a replication target table?

We use transactional replication to replicate data from table1 on server1 to table2 on server2. However, one of my colleagues accidentally inserted some data into table2. In order to keep the two ...
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Adding Massive amount of Articles to existing publication cause screen to hang forever

I am using Win Server 2008 R2 / SQL Server 2008 R2 and i am trying to add about 2K + articles to the existing publication and the screen hangs @ the articles screen. The screen has been there and ...
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Double queue reader or is it still busy?

I came across this line in the verbose log on replication QueueReader Agent job startup. The Queue Reader Agent has encountered the error 'Another queuereader agent for the subscription or ...
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Snapshot for transactional replication taking too long for large database

I want to establish a transaction replication of a large database (200GB). But when I create the publisher and the snapshot agent starts, it takes very very long time and it sticks on the following ...
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SQL Agent still attempting replication for deleted publication

We recently retired a replication publication, deleting each subscription (push subscriptions) and then deleting the publication, all from within SSMS. However, we continue to get the following ...
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Should snapshot agent continue to run in transactional replication?

We have transactional replication running for a large number of publications on sql server 2008 R2 2 node active/active cluster. I have noticed that the snapshot agent job runs hourly and it looks ...
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Best way to migrate a database involved in bidirectional replication

I have two SQL Server 2005 that are to be migrated to SQL Server 2008 R2. The original pair of servers contain a database that are involved in bidirectional transactional replication between them. In ...
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Replication is missing a specific set of rows on subscriber

So I've got two servers, we'll call them Server A and Server B. Server A has a table, Table 1, which gets replicated to Server B. Server B has a table, Table 2, which gets replicated to Server A. ...
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Can scheduled and continous replication configurations exist side-by-side on the same master/slave servers?

Environment We have a core sql server cluster. This cluster contains some databases that get replicated to a load-balanced sql cluster of currently 3 servers. These databases are replicated each 12 ...
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Transactional Replication Failing Suddenly - Distributor Error

I have two databases (both SQL Server 2008 R2) taking part in transactional replication. This exists to pass data to a customer of ours, so I am troubleshooting from the Publisher side. Replication ...
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Mysterious missing transactional replication tokens

I am looking at implementing Transactional Replication subscriptions in an AlwaysOn AvailabilityGroup. I tried to use this as a guide: ...
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Updateable Subscriptions: Rows do not match between Publisher and Subscriber

I have transactional replication with updatable subscribers set up in SQL Server 2008. It has 3 subscribers and 1 publisher. I had to setup replication again due to some errors related to the database ...
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Replicated Database Log File Maintenance

I have a database on the publisher that is involved in replication (publication configured for merge and transaction). Trying to regain control of the log file for this particular database (VLF count, ...
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Push Data from MySQL to SQL Server

I am not sure if my title is correct, but I will try my best to explain the current problem. Current Scenario: I have a php web application with MySQL database (let's call it DB1) which is stored ...
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Invalid object name 'master.dbo.MSreplication_options' when restoring DB

I've tried Googling for an answer to this but have got nowhere. I have one SQL Server instance whose replication is set up to be a publisher and a distributor of FooDatabase. I have a second ...
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Transactional replication altering tables and adding stored procedures

I have a database that is replicated in several locations. It is setup as transactional replication. However, now I need to add more columns to the table. Add more stored procedures and etc. Hence, if ...
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Compatibility level for published database and transactional replication

I am running a database on compatibility level 80 because the application using it does not yet support a higher level. It is my understanding that transactional replication on SQL Server 2005 and ...
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Transactional Replication times-out with Database Snapshot on subscription

I have a VLDB that is being replicated using transnational replication. The performance has been terrible, and the process frequently times out. After much investigation, including Service Packs and ...
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Insert missing rows to subscriber of Transactional Replication

I have established SQL Server Replication between SQL Server 2005 and 2008 R2. SQL Server 2005 is the publisher while SQL Server 2008 R2 is the subscriber. The replicated database is about 40GB. ...
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Recommended distributor architecture for transactional replication?

We are planning to create a Transactional replication on 2 nodes of SQL Server 2008 R2, each node will be a publisher and a subscriber. What is the best practice in order to have this scenario done? ...
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Data deleted from replicated table

I have two servers (one publisher and other is subscriber). The replication is succesfully running for a long time. I am using transactional replication with updateable subscription. Couple of days ...
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Restore of Replicated Database fails with “Cannot drop the table <table name> because it is being used for replication.”

published database restoration failed once you setup transactional Replication using system Store procedures. Few work around to this problem is restore with KEEP_replication option and than drop the ...
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distribution.dbo.MSdistribution_history comments explanation

The comment column of distributor.dbo.MSdistribution_history contains comments such as <stats state="2" fetch="11554" wait="214007" cmds="17898546" callstogetreplcmds="106880"> ...
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Transactional replication creating a fixup index that's sleeping, but blocking other processes

I've just migrated my ERP database server from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2 (both Enterprise Edition) and that migration went fairly smoothly. However, now that I'm trying to recreate ...
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Transactional Replication Concerns

We are debating an architecture that employs sql server 2012 and transaction replication. Idea is to offload reporting activity to a secondary server and have the ability to include/exclude what is ...
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Subscriber database to be in sync using Distributor

I have database D1 as a publisher, D2 as a subscriber and they are using Distributor 'DIST' which is reside on the subscriber side. Both D1 and D2 database having DR databases called DR1 and DR2. I ...
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Bandwidth comparison between log shipping and transactional replication

Which technique uses more network bandwidth: Log shipping Transactional Replication Can some one share any benchmarks for the same ? What would be the Memory and I/O impact on the Primary server ...
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Restore Replicated Database on Different Server

I want to Restore the replicated database on different server and resume the replication from there. I have distributor and subscriber running on the same server. when i restore my replicated database ...
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What type of SQL Server Replication fits our scenario? Merge or Transactional?

Background In our current setup, we have a single SQL Server 2005 instance on our remotely hosted web server. We additionally have another (non-MSSQL) database which we use for our POS system, which ...
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SQL Server 2005 Transactional Replication

I am in the process of replicating my companies databases from SQL Server 2005 to SQL Server 2012 using Transactional Replication. When complete we will be running preliminary tests on the database, ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 replication high delivery latency

I am seeing an unusually high delivery latency between our distributor and subscribers and i do not understand why. We have in this configuration 3 sql servers using transactional push replication to ...
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Why do I get “The initial snapshot for publication is not yet available.”?

We are using Transactional Replications with updatable subscriptions. 1 publisher, 1 subscriber. SQL Replication started encountering a constraint error on 3/6 at 10AM because people at two different ...
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Replication between SQL Server 2005 and Azure database

Is it possible to set up transitional replication between a SQL Server 2005 and a SQL Azure database? My server is nearing end of life and I would rather migrate to a cloud infrastructure instead of ...
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Cannot delete publication

When attempting to delete a publication, I am getting the error cannot drop publication 'XX' cannot drop article 'XX'. The subscription has been deleted at the subscriber. Any ideas on how I can ...
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SQL Server Troubleshooting Replication and Long-Running fn_dblog query

I am trying to get (pull) Transactional Replication working again for a subscriber. Currently, in Replication Monitor I am seeing messages in the Publisher to Distributor tab and the Distributor to ...
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dropping and adding subscription only picking up new article on some subscribers

I have used the following script to drop aand re-add a table from a subscription so I could move replace the ntext fields with nvarchar(max) columns. the script worked fine, but when I ran the ...
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Ensuring Only Fresh Data Gets Accessed on SQL Server 2008/2012 Replication For Reads

I am designing a scale out solution for a globally dispersed company that has data centers on all continents. Over 10,000 servers report to a SQL Server cluster in Los Angeles, and also query it to ...
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Snapshot not picking up new articles in SQL Server 2012 transaction replication when added through script

I am trying to add new articles to an existing publication in SQL Server 2012. I am adding the article to the publication with the syntax --add the table into the correct publication sp_addarticle ...
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SQL Server : Transactional Replication Filter By Computed Column

There is a database that contains records for multiple groups of people. These records do not contain a column indicating which group the record is "owned" by (very frustrating). I need to setup ...