How to restore a replicated SQL database

What are the steps to restore a SQL 2008 R2 database that is being replicated? Aka, do I need to stop replication agents, do the restore, restart agents, then reinitialize? The backup has the same metadata as the database.
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it can be done if you want to restore replicated database. no need to stop any services. For you reference you can follow the below link which might help you

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Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
A restore is a drop & create of new database so yes, you'll need to drop the Replication, restore the database an re create the Replication.
Best thing to do is to script the Replication before drop it and then run the script after the database being restored.
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