SQL Server Replication Verification

VERIFYING REPLICATION IMPLEMENTATION

1. Check the Scheduled Tasks
(LogReader, Sync, and Distribution) on the Publisher/Distributor Server. Make
sure there are no errors.


2. If the table(s) that is being
replicated on the Subscriber Server did not exist before replication was setup,
check the Table Objects Folder under the Pubs Database. See if the table(s) has
been replicated.


3. If the table(s) did exist before
replication was setup, perform a ‘select * from’ the table(s) to
determine if any changes has been replicated.


4. Update the table(s) on the
Publisher/Distributor Server using SQL Statements or the Application (if one
exists) that is used to update the table(s). 
Note: It is a ‘good practice’ to test with
SQL Statements and the Application (if one exists) to ensure that there are no
problems with replication within the Application.


Note: For
testing you may want to change the Replication Tasks schedule or frequency.
Refer to the Replication Tip (listed below) titled ‘Change a Replication
Task ScheduleFrequency.’

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