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There is an update statement that affects 1 Million rows on the publisher which generates 1 Million records in transaction log. Due to this large transaction we are getting Log Reader Agent timeouts. How to handle these kinds of large transactions when replication configured?
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Raja Jegan RSQL Server DBA & Architect, EE Solution GuideCommented:
I've encountered this scenario once, one developer ran a single update statement to update 22 Million records in a single shot.
We had issues with Log Reader agent and then devised the below approach which works without any issues.

We can handle it by updating 1 Million rows in batches of 1000/5000 so that the records get picked up by Log Reader agent to Distribution agent and then subsequently to Subscriber database as well without any issues.

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VijayAuthor Commented:
Thank you Very much Raja.
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