I am pretty sure that Differential Backups with Replication is ok, but I am not finding anything that clearly says it. Nor am I finding anything indicating issues with it. Just looking for validation that two are completely compatible.
If the replication has to be rebuilt, a snapshot "copy" of the database is taken. I am not seeing any way to ensure that happens with COPY_ONLY.
Transactional replication is implemented by the SQL Server Snapshot Agent, Log Reader Agent, and Distribution Agent. The Snapshot Agent prepares snapshot files containing schema and data of published tables and database objects, stores the files in the snapshot folder, and records synchronization jobs in the distribution database on the Distributor.
I know that a full back up that does not use COPY_ONLY will distroy the backup chain if using Differential Backups.
A copy-only backup is a SQL Server backup that is independent of the sequence of conventional SQL Server backups. Usually, taking a backup changes the database and affects how later backups are restored.
Question Is there anything I need to address or adjust for if using Differential Backups and Replication?