Is it possible to temporarily remove Transactional Replication from a publisher database in order to allow a release to be executed against the database?
If I stopped the log reader agent would I be able to perform DDL/DML changes against the publisher database without error?
The product vendor has a bespoke tool which issues the T-SQL commands against the database for the release, which will include dropping and recreating constraints, keys, indexes etc. I need to make sure releases can happen without error caused by replication - the database needs to allow the changes.
Publisher and Distribution db live on the same server. Both publisher and subscriber are SQL 2014 Enterprise. I am replicating the entire database.
Help is appreciated. Thanks Peter
Update: Yes I am replicating schema changes
Update: Is this the answer? https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15673829/resume-replication-after-restoring-publication-database
Update: I've tested our vendor's release on a published database and found that dropping stored procedures is the first issue we see.