reading data from replication SQL database

Posted on 2016-07-21
Last Modified: 2016-08-11
Hi ,

I need to ask one of your expert that if there is possibility that DEAD LOCK condition happen on a replicated SQL server database?

I mean will the Database fall over due to dead lock condition and will interrupt the main production server?
Question by:ken hanse
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If it is a merge replication I think it could be possible. In it is a transnational replication then deadlocks that happen on the publisher(source) cannot cause interruptions on subscriber(target) database.
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by:Chris Luttrell
ID: 41732339
Just from Google searches, Yes, deadlocks can happen.  Have only done done one way Publish/Subscribe myself.

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by:ken hanse
ID: 41738382
Just to clarify the answers, if I read the data on replicated data source on my ETL, can the DEAD LOCK condition could  occurred in the sources database if I read/write happened in a same time frame?
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What do you mean by "replicated data source"? Please use the correct terminology. In a replication process the source server/database is called publisher and the target server/database is called subscriber.

What ETL are you talking about? You use some third party process ETL on top of replication?

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by:ken hanse
ID: 41746649
Hi Zberteoc,

I'm a ETL developer, I connect to the Data sources and bring the data into Data warehouse.

For the Data source, I use the replicated data source which is subscriber. My ETL connect to the subscriber.

Hope this will clear your answer.
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Zberteoc earned 500 total points
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SQL server is pretty smart and efficient when applies the transactions through replication but in a scenario when a large transaction is replicated, lots of rows, it will create locks on the subscriber. One work around is to use the NOLOCK hint in your ETL queries done against your data source.

SELECT ... from YouTable WITH(NOLOCK) ...

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by:ken hanse
ID: 41753416
This is a best solution.

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