I've inherited an undocumented 2008r2 Transactional Replication set-up.
There are close to 500GB of replicated articles with lots of hidden gotchas such as Indexed views being replicated to Tables.
The Development team need to Drop 1 column from a small lookup table, and Create a new column on another Table. In addition the Triggers on the 2 tables will be modified.
How can I accomplish this without re-taking the snapshot and copying all the data over again? (Am I on a fools errand? should I just start planning for a long weekend? the sooner I have a plan the better.)
The entire Publisher database isn't replicated - only selected articles. (So my snapshot options are limited, can't restore from backup)
I've done some research but can't find anything specific to 2008R2.