Tag: Agents

KB article 312292 How to enable replication agents for logging to output files in SQL Server

While troubleshooting SQL Server Replication we often want to capture detail step-by-step execution of Replication Agent.  One technique is to configure the Agent to log its execution to a Text file.  This posting walks through a couple of different ways to accomplish this.  It is also covered in the KB article http://support.microsoft.com/?id=312292.  I’ll use both
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Unexplained Latency in the Distribution Agent using Named Pipe

Just wanted to give a heads up about a SQL Replication Distribution Agent Latency problem we observed today.  The Distribution Agent to 1 subscriber was only delivering about 500 cmds/sec while other subscribers were getting 4000 cmds/sec. We noticed the Distribution Agent was running under a different PacketSize, made that change, no noticeable improvement. While
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