I am using SQL Server 2014 SP1 to set up merge replication on Windows 2008. The databases (Publisher & Subscriber) are restored from the production back up of SQL Server 2005 publisher database.
The merge replication set up on SQL Server 2005 works fine. However when I set up the merge replication on SQL server 2014, I am getting the following error.
If I add new tables, there replication seems working fine. The issue is occurring only for the existing tables with production data.
The merge process was unable to deliver the snapshot to the Subscriber. If using Web synchronization, the merge process may have been unable to create or write to the message file. When troubleshooting, restart the synchronization with verbose history logging and specify an output file to which to write. (Source: MSSQL_REPL, Error number: MSSQL_REPL-2147201001)
The process could not bulk copy into table '"dbo"."FiscalVisitType"'. (Source: MSSQL_REPL, Error number: MSSQL_REPL20037)
Batch send failed (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 0)
Violation of PRIMARY KEY constraint 'PK_FiscalVisitType'. Cannot insert duplicate key in object 'dbo.FiscalVisitType'. The duplicate key value is (1). (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 2627)
To obtain an error file with details on the errors encountered when initializing the subscribing table, execute the bcp command that appears below. Consult the BOL for more information on the bcp utility and its supported options. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 20253)
bcp "SIPG_Subscriber"."dbo"."FiscalVisitType" in "C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL12.OGIS\MSSQL\ReplData\unc\PC39606-ORG-D-P$OGIS_SIPG_PUBLISHER_OGIS_PUBLICATION\20150624142806\FiscalVisitType_2.bcp" -e "errorfile" -t"" -r"" -m10000 -SPC39606-ORG-D-P\OGIS -T -w (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: 20253)