SQL Server – Enable / Configure Replication Alerts

Replication offers the following predefined alerts, which can be configured to respond to replication events: Replication: agent success Replication: agent failure Replication: agent retry Replication: expired subscription dropped Replication: Subscription reinitialized after validation failure Replication: Subscriber has failed data validation Replication: Subscriber has passed data validation Replication: agent custom shutdown Configure these alerts from the Alerts folder in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio or the Warnings tab in Replication Monitor Let us take a look how can we enable/Configure Replication Alerts;

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SQL Server – How to enable output logging for a replication agent

You can configure the SQL Server replication agents such as, the Snapshot Agent, Log Reader Agent, Queue Reader Agent, Distribution Agent, and Merge Agent to capture more information about error messages and procedure calls to a text file. For example, you can capture the additional information about error messages and procedure calls to troubleshoot agent failures. The following options are provided for each of the replication agents to enable logging to an output file. If the specified file name exists,

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SQL Serevr Replication – Setup and configure Subscription on SQL 2008R2 – Part 4 of 4

New Subscription wizard as below Select the publication and then press “Next” Next you have choose the subscriber and subscription database Here we are choosing the Push subscription Select Push subscription (First one) then press “Next” Select Agent Schedule “Run Continuously” the press “Next” Select Initialize when as “At first Synchronization” Select option “Create the subscription” Wait for the subscription process to finish. Finally subscriber has been created. Reference URL http://www.varindersandhu.in/2011/08/12/sql-server-how-to-setup-sql-server-replication/

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SQL Serever Replication – Setup and configure the Publication on SQL Server 2000 – Part 3 of 4

In part 2, we have configured a SQL Server as a main publishing server, we have to create a publication of databases which the clients can subscribe. Click on New Publication “Create Publication Wizard” starts, check the “Show advanced options in this Wizard” checkbox and press “Next” After please select your database and press “Next” In the “Select Publication Type” screen select “Transactional publication” (second option) en press “Next” On the “Specify Articles” Screen check all the checkboxes on the

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SQL Server Replication – Setup and configure a SQL Server 2000 as a main Publisher/Distributor – Part 2 of 4

Click on the Configuring Publishing, subscribes and Distribution option then the Configuring Publishing and Distribution Wizard starts up. Specify the UNC (Universal Naming Convention) path Select “No”- accepting default settings – and press next. Successfully enabled…” message should appear. Notification that a “replication object” has been added to the console tree for this server in SQL Server Enterprise Manager Close this screen and the following SQL Server properties screen. Now you can see the Publisher in SQL Server Enterprise Manager

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SQL Server Replication – Configure the SQL Server Agent – Part 1 of 4

Once you are going setup SQL Server Replication configures the SQL Server Agent as: Make Sure SQL Server Agent is running Right click My Computer -> Manage… -> Choose from the tree at the left: “Services and Applications” -> “Services” By default the SQL Server Agent runs under the local System account, but for SQL Server Replication to work this must be changed to a specific created user account that has all the necessary rights to run as a service.

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SQL Server – How to Setup SQL Server Replication – Part 0 of 4

Introduction This document describes a scenario how to setup the Transactional SQL Server Replication. Before we proceed for Replication setup you can read brief note about “Understanding of Replication” http://www.varindersandhu.in/2011/05/14/understanding-of-replication/ Here we will setup the Transactional SQL Server Replication between SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2008R2. Pre-requisite SQL Server 2000 SQL Server 2008R2 This document describes below points Configure the SQL Server Agent Setup and configure a SQL Server 2000 as a main Publisher/Distributor Setup and configure the Publication

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SQL Server – Understanding of Replication

The primary purpose of replication is to distribute data from a master database to one or more secondary databases. Because Replication maintains a duplicate copy of data in synchronization with the master copy, the technology can be used to provide availability for application. Type of Replication Snapshot Transactional Merge Snapshot Replication Snapshot Replication takes the entire set of data and sends it during the each cycle of replication. This is full copy of data that is sent by Publisher to

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