I have merge replication set up with 2 publications of a database. Everything is fine except recently we noticed the initial sync is taking longer and longer. Incremental syncs are fine. We have tracked the slow performance down to the fact that the number of inserts on each table (info obtained by looking at the Synchronization hostory in replication monitor) was some 20 times the number of rows in the table (always an exact multiple). Now, if I re-initialise the subscriptions and create a new snapshot, the number of inserts increments by the number of rows in each table. This is happening on both publications on this server, but on our develpment server this does not happen. Any clues anyone ?