Currently I have a publisher on server 1, a Distributor on server2 and a subscriber on server2.
I am using Transactional Replication. I only have few articles (more or less 20 tables) but half of the tables spans up to 10 millions, others probaly around 2-3 million.
The Publiser (Server1) to Distributor (Server2) to Subscriber (Server2) -- I believe I'm using push subscription from the Distributor -- works fine for a year now.
Now I'm adding another subscriber for my Server3, same publication. What I did was:
1) From the Publisher, right click New Subscription
2) Choose the publication from the list
3) Choose Run all agents at the Distributor
4) Add my subscriber (Server 3) with the database
5) Use "Run under SQL Server Agent service account"
6) I chose "Run continously" on the Synchronization Schedule
7) Then I chose Immediately for Initialize subscription
8) And the rest is history :) (next, next)
Looking into my Replicaiton Monitor, I can see a message "The initial snapshot for publication 'PublicationName' is not yet available". Do I just have to reinitialize my new subscription (by right clicking Reinitialize)? I read this one: http://www.sqlservercentral.com/Forums/Topic342644-7-1.aspx
having issues with multiple subscriptions (though it's SQL 7, 2000). I'm afraid my current subscription would get affected when reinitializing a new subscription.
Would my publisher be affected (performance wise) when reinitializing a new subscription since I have millions of data rows on my publication articles?Isn't it should be on the distributor resource that will get clogged, not the publisher?
Any insights, suggestions, advice are welcome!