Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication Using SQL Server 2005

September 1, 2006

[From informit.com]

Replication monitoring has the following goals:

  • Ensure that replication is running and transactions are being delivered to subscribers.
  • Verify that replication performance is acceptable. This entails delivering transactions within a reasonable time frame so that data on the subscriber(s) is consistent with data on the publisher.
  • Identify and troubleshoot any errors or replication performance issues.

Microsoft did an excellent job of addressing these monitoring needs with SQL Server 2005; the new suite of tools enables you to perform all this functionality with relative ease. The new toolset does take some time to get used to, however.

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