Tag: allow_initialize_from_backup

Initialize Subscriber from Differential Backup

My colleague Lubín Hidalgo Carro, Microsoft SQL Support Engineer, was helping a customer initialize the Transactional Replication subscriber via backup\restore method as documented here and on docs.microsoft. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/repltalk/2010/03/16/deep-dive-on-initialize-from-backup-for-transactional-replication/ https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/relational-databases/replication/initialize-a-transactional-subscription-from-a-backup The main steps shown below are to create the publication, change allow init from backup, then take a full backup. Create the publication using user interface
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Deep Dive on Initialize from Backup for Transactional Replication

Sateesh Yele | Microsoft SQL Server Support How to initialize the subscriber from backup Create the publication using user interface Replication Wizard. Under subscription options for the publication, set “allow initialization from backup files” to true Create a new full backup of the publisher database. If you have existing full backup of the publisher database,
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