We implement Transactional Replication with 2 publishing servers, 4 publications and 1 subscribing server. I need to shut down our distribution server for several hours. When restarted, will the Log Reader be able to pick back up where it stopped reading the logs before the shutdown?
My thought is that, because transaction log backups will continue on the publishers and clear the logs, the log reader will not have anything to grab.
I believe that my only reliable option is going to be reinitializing each publication and starting over.
Is my understanding of this correct or am I over complicating things?