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Learning Experiences from Transactional Replication

Ned Otter shares war stories:

I’ve dealt with SQL replication for decades, and in a sense, not a lot has changed. I mean this from a basic configuration and troubleshooting perspective, though it has in some ways been extended a bit through the years, for new SQL Server features (like In-Memory OLTP, Azure, etc.).

Many refer to replication as the the Swiss Army Knife of SQL Server, and I can understand why, but with this “extreme flexibility” comes “extreme shortcomings”, and this post will delve into some of the issues you should be aware of.

Click through for plenty of useful tips.