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A type of replication in SQL Server in which Publishers and Subscribers can work autonomously and later reconnect, synchronize, and merge data changes to achieve convergence among all nodes in the topology. Merge replication is typically used in server-to-client environments.

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SQL Server Merge Replication - No subscription is on this publication or article

I have setup a merge replication publication and added a subscriber but when I view the synchronization status I just get the error message: "No subscription is on this publication or article&...
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SQL Server Merge Replication Computed Column Conflict Resolution

I'm setting up a merge replication web publication for a table that needs to use the DateTime (Later Wins) conflict resolver so that the most recently modified row wins in any conflict. This table (...
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snapshot to apply just the schema changes - not the data

I am restoring databases to each side of my transactional and merge replications. Basically the publication and the subscriber are the same database initially. I still need to run the snapshot agent ...
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Problem with SQL Server Merge Replication 2017

I have multiple replications: merge replications that sync the data on both Headoffice and Stores but from past two days I am getting these error messages and replication doesn't complete successfully ...
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How do I get article properties from query in a merge replication

I would like to know if there are any queries to get article properties in a SQL Server merge replication. I'm able to get properties only by GUI. I select a publication properties then I get the page ...
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Syncronize mysql databases between local and hosted servers automatically

We have many websites with Development, Staging and Production servers. We have many developers for many projects. We need a solution to synchronize the developer and staging databases. After that one ...
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How to tell what user has synced

I have set up merge replication web sync to sync a publication from a SQL Server 2012 database. I am trying to make some parameterised filters using SUSER_SNAME() or HOST_NAME(). When I do a sync is ...
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SQL Server Replication Licensing

Production database is hosted on a SQL Server Standard instance and is replicated using merge replication with web synchronization to 10 subscriber databases hosted on 10 separate SQL Express server ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication using Web Synchronization - RESUMING SYNC

We are using MSSQL Merge Replication using Web Sync over extremely slow connection with many SQL Express subscribers. For some reason, occasionally, connection is dropped and the subscriber is trying ...
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"The schema script could not be propagated to the subscriber" error has SQL code instead of file name

This type of error is unfortunately not uncommon. One report of many is this one on Stack Overflow: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/11360331/sql-server-merge-replication-error-the-schema-script-...
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Configure SQL Server merge replication in local machine and a server machines

I have two databases on my local machine and the server. I want to sync them whenever they are being changed. For my scenario I'm using SQL Server replication. I use merge type to sync these databases ...
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The message "Running the Merge Agent process would exceed the maximum number of processes allowed" appears, but it doesn't seem likely

The full text of the message is "Running the Merge Agent process at this time would exceed the maximum number of processes allowed by this publication. The process will run when resources become ...
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Merge replication - Could not remove directory

We are facing an issue with our replication server. We are currently setting up a new environment to replace the old replication server and we keep getting the following error. Server XXX\YYY, Level ...
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Snapshot agent stuck at 48%

We are having to redo a publication/subscription and while running the snapshot agent it stalls at 48% with the message "The process is running and is waiting on a response from the server." ...
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How does merge replication work with SQL Server CE

I have been trying out merge replication with SQL Server databases, and was just wondering how merge replication works on SQL Server CE? For instance merge replication with SQL Server databases ...
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Replication in SQL Server by Merging a Publisher and Subscriber

I have 2 databases, A and B. database A contains a subset of database B. I want to replicate any changes on database A (insert, update, delete one way replication) to database B without affecting any ...
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Merge Replication identity field issues

One of our clients is using our software with merge replication of a database on a SQL Server 2008 R2 machine. There are two production environments in separate geographical locations only one of ...
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Sync Common Data into Multiple MySQL Databases

My Situation I have MySQL databases, each with the same schema (table structure and relationships exactly the same). The data in the Green database is shared by the other three. I have a nightly ...
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Restore SQL Server replication subscriber

We have merge replication in our system and there is a case when we need to deploy our system with subscriber database and time is crutial. I wonder if the is possibility to take configured subscriber ...
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Replicated Database Log File Maintenance

I have a database on the publisher that is involved in replication (publication configured for merge and transaction). Trying to regain control of the log file for this particular database (VLF count, ...
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Merge Replication: Updates to Schema

We have a main SQL Server which replicates to two backup servers via continuous merge replication. There are regular updates to the schema. Regular changes include: Adding new tables and ...
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The replication agent encountered a failure

I have created a new merge replication. I am facing this issue: When I go to ​start the 'View Agent Snapshot Status', it shows an error: I clicked start but still got the same error. I have viewed at ...
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SQL Server Replication - accidentally unselected table from snapshot: how do I add it back in again?

Using SQL Server merge replication, one of the tables was accidentally unselected (check box unticked). How do I add it back in to the snapshot again? It was unfortunately a large table with plenty ...
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Merge Replication Subscriber does not Expire or cleaned up

I have a merge repliaction with retention period set to 1 day. Allow anonymous Subscriptions is set to False. I Add 2 subscribers. One of the subscriber machine name is wrong, so it is inaccessible. ...
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Update and migrate database from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2019

I want to update and migrate database from SQL Server 2014 to SQL Server 2019 so that if there is any failure at SQL Server 2019 I will come back at SQL Server 2014 and get all the transactions back ...
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Merge replication subscriptions are repeating the same actions endlessly

We have a merge publication set up on SQL Server 2008R2, with several subscribers. Synchronisation is done through the internet. Over the last few days, some subscribers are unable to synchronise. In ...
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MS SQL replication table change causes failed drop/create due to constraints

I have a simple SQL server 2016 merge replication with one publisher and one subscriber. I changed a replicated table and followed the custom instruction of removing the table from the replication, ...
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SQL Merge Replication Issue - problem where backup and maintenance job which is running till morning and most of the server jobs are stuck

We have a merge replication environment which includes Publisher: Server1 where only one database of 125 GB in replication and also Distributor is also configured on same server hosted in a HyperV ...
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SQL Server Merge Replication Error: The format of a message during Web synchronization was invalid

I am doing Merge Replication using Web Synchronization. On Subscriber end, there is SQL Express 2012 on Windows 10 Pro. On publisher end, there is SQL Server 2016 on Windows Server 2016. Web ...
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Replication recommendation [closed]

I am asked to investigate viability to use SQL Server replication technology for one of our upcoming project. In this project, basically there will be one central server located at corporate HQ (say ...
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Foreign key constraints check during replication?

I am a little bit new to replication and can't seem to find an answer to this anywhere. Let's say I have a simple relation in my database: Department table with Code column as PK and Person table ...
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SQL Server distribution database log file grows uncontrollably after full database backup

We have a merge replication environment that is pushing to 8 subscribers. This is working fine. Our distribution database is setup in Simple recovery mode. We have a maintenance plan that will backup ...
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Very slow merge replication synchronization

I had an unforeseen issue with a sub going down (generic error, was probably a connection issue) and now that I've reconnected the sub it is insanely slow re-syncing. It seems to download about 1000 ...
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Merge reports 'You must rerun snapshot because current snapshot files are obsolete', gets caught in Death Loop

We have a very large Merge publication for a data warehouse with some large (.bcp files on the order of 20GB) fact tables that is causing us tremendous trouble. Specifically, we created a publication ...
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Estimated versus actual query plan with function calls

I have this query on SQL server, a merge replication query: SELECT DISTINCT b.tablenick, b.rowguid, c.generation, sys.fn_MSgeneration_downloadonly ( c.generation, ...
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MS SQL Server Error: Replication components are not installed on this server on Ubuntu

We have a Windows 10 SQL Server 2014 Standard License I'm using on our local computer. Trying to replicate a database to an Ubuntu Server 18.x with SQL Server 2018 (installed using this easy guide). ...
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How does SQL Server Merge Replication maintain referential integrity?

Note: This is a curiosity question about SQL Server. I've been reading about SQL Server's Merge Replication feature, and there's one thing I just don't understand about it: How does Replication ...
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Transaction publication with merge publication

I have a transaction publication setup on SQL Server 2014 lets call it (node A) that replicates to SQL Server 2008 (node B), then I use merge replication to synchronize changes from (A) through (B) to ...
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Selecting specific table for each subscriber when using merge replication in SQL Server with multiple subscribers

I am using merge replication with SQL Server 2017. I have one publisher, and two subscribers (all in all 3 database servers). I need to replicate different tables to each subscriber. Is this ...
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Merge replication Locking on MSMerge_genHistory Table and lots of unhappy chickens

I do contracting with about 10 chicken farms. Each chicken has a GUID so we can track it through the entire life process (govt. requirement). We have 2 million chickens in the tables at any one time....
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SQL Server 2005 merge replication failure

We have a customer who, when trying to sync a client (subscriber) to the server (publisher,) receives the following error: 2012-11-30 21:03:33.334 Percent Complete: 18 2012-11-30 21:03:33.334 Data ...
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Why merge replication wants to replicate view before replicating related table?

We have a publication and a subscriber running on 2 SQL 2016 servers. Now the error that we are receiving during subscription initialization is: Error messages: The schema script 'vw_BlackList_961....
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Data integrity in one-to-many distributed architecture

We are a retail shop that has a central data repository which collects data continuously from geographically distributed 1500 odd servers (each store has one SQL Server instance). Like a one to many ...
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SQL Server replication: can I modify contents of a snapshot?

I have a merge replication which I was unfortunate enough to start modifying, in a way that required the subscriptions to get re-initialized. It makes very good sense and all, since I was touching ...
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How to manually invalidate a pull merge replication snapshot from the publisher

XY Problem background info: I have a pull replication publisher in which I want to add or alter a index and have those changes be applied to the subscriber. The solution to that problem I would like ...
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MsMerge_genhistory has alot of rows with pubid = null

I have a merge replication and I am worried that the cleanup of metadata might not be enough. I have a retention period of 60 days and I can see thet the metadatacleanup-job do remove rows i ...
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SQL Server Replication, is it possible to have "upload only" syncronization on some articles?

Within SQL Server's merge replication, I know how to make publication's article download-only (either with update restrictions on subscriber database or not) - @subscriber_upload_options parameter in ...
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How to find out more on error in merge replication on mssql server?

How to find out more on error in merge replication on mssql server? Error that we are getting is: Error messages: Error converting data type nvarchar to numeric. (Source: MSSQLServer, Error number: ...
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Added New Subscriber but Replication Not working

I have one Merge Replication setup with one Publisher and 5 to 6 Subscribers. We have added one additional subscriber to this replication and when we try to sync it's giving the following error. Error ...
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SQL Server replication model snapshot, transactional and merge - which method can be used

I am trying to implement sql server database replication between 2 branch servers to a Head Office Server. My application is a distributed one, the main application is hosted on head office which is ...

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