I need a good way to replicate a single table in SQL Server 2012 between different servers and different databases. I tried replica which works just fine, but there might be a much better / easier way which I don't see right now.

Maybe there is a way to use the task to import data as a job. The data does not need to be synchronized all the time. It is fine that the second database [B] gets updated with the data from database [A] every 5-10 minutes.

Is it possible to setup a mirroring for only one table?

Of course I checked the web which gave me the idea to script the import task.

What else is possible and how?

  • Mirroring is not possible for one table its for whole database.
    – Shanky
    Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 11:29
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    How big is the table ? You can use SSIS and do Incremental Loads every 5-10 mins. Check my answer here for more details. You can schedule SSIS package using SQLAgent job or use powershell to run it on multiple servers.
    – Kin Shah
    Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 15:38
  • the table should contain a maximum of 500k rows, thank you sir. I will check that link Commented Feb 13, 2015 at 17:38
  • Transactional replication would fit here. You need PK on table to implement it. Also, you have an option to keep continuous or scheduled synch.
    Commented May 14, 2016 at 6:45
  • What if my table around 1.5 million rows and needed to be updated every night? I tried MERGE statement but due to different servers it takes too long. I need either just copy the whole table either update only records that been changed.
    – Serdia
    Commented Feb 8, 2017 at 19:37

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You can use snapshot replication (it allows you to update the table every 5-10 minutes). If you would like instant changes, go for transactional replication.

Note that you cannot publish a replication on SQL Server Express, you need at least Standard edition.

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