Solved

SQL Server replication - Cancel the snapshot data update on subscriber

Posted on 2011-02-21
2
352 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hi!

I had some trouble with a transactional replication and I had the bad idea ( so far it seems ) of reinitializing the synchronisation.

The snapshot agent ran, and now it wants to apply the snapshot data on the subscriber.

The problem is with my setup...

I have a workstation A and workstation B that use merge replication.  There is also a transactional replication between workstation A and server C.

Now the distribution agent wants to drop my table and repopulate it, but it cannot be done because of the merge replication already going on..  and it would screw the setup as we need to setup merge then transactional replication in that order.

I have backups of all the tables on each server/workstation if that can be done this way ( by restoring the distribution database for example ).

So... is there any way to cancel the application of the new snapshot data or to trick it to think it's been done?

Last time this happened to me I simply went to the workstation location and redid all the configuration from the beginning since it's not very long and there is not much data.  However, this time, this is a remote location and we cannot do it remotely for internal office/political reasons.

Thanks for the advices!

Francois

0
Comment
Question by:Francois_Tremblay
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
TAB8 earned 500 total points
ID: 35890503
Transactional replication needs to apply the snapshot there is no way around it ..  so drop your merge "that you dont need to apply a snapshot to" create your transactional , then create your merge with the do not initilise option
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Nowadays, some of developer are too much worried about data. Who is using data, who is updating it etc. etc. Because, data is more costlier in term of money and information. So security of data is focusing concern in days. Lets' understand the Au…
Ever wondered why sometimes your SQL Server is slow or unresponsive with connections spiking up but by the time you go in, all is well? The following article will show you how to install and configure a SQL job that will send you email alerts includ…
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Via a live example, show how to shrink a transaction log file down to a reasonable size.

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question