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  • Blog Post: Replicating Non-Clustered Indexes Improves Subscriber Query Performance

    Replicating Non-Clustered Indexes Improves Subscriber Query Performance Jared Poché, MCSE, MCDBA SQL Server Sr. Support Escalation Engineer Product Support Services (PSS) - Charlotte, NC One of the advantages of replication is that subscribing servers can be used for reporting thereby offloading RO query...
  • Blog Post: Follow the Data in Transactional Replication

    Follow the Data in Transactional Replication Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services Abstract Many technology solutions use a STORE and FORWARD model to move data though out the business. It begins when source data change is detected, collected, and STORED in a cache. This...
  • Blog Post: SQL 2005 Merge Agent Blocking in MSmerge_generation_partition_mappings

    SQL 2005 Merge Agent Blocking in MSmerge_generation_partition_mappings Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services If you observe blocking in the SQL Server 2005 Merge Agent script out the “nc1MSmerge_generation_partition_mappings” index and verify the “INCLUDE (changecount)” option exists...
  • Blog Post: Unexplained Latency in the Distribution Agent using Named Pipe

    Unexplained Latency in the Distribution Agent using Named Pipe Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services. 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...
  • Blog Post: Unexplained slowness in SQL 2008 on Windows 2008 R2

    Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services A customer called today about an unexplained slowness in SQL Server 2008 on Windows 2008 R2. All SQL data looked great, no blocking, no obvious IO bottlenecks, just overall slow performance. 976700 An application stops responding, experiences...
  • Blog Post: Troubleshooting LogReader Timeout executing sp_replcmds

    Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services SQL Server Transaction LogReader Agent timeout executing sp_replcmds occurs most often when a large transactions has been written to the Published database transaction log, or there are a large number of un-replicated commands.  Either problem...
  • Blog Post: How to monitor the Health of SQL Server Replication

    Technorati Tags: Performance How to monitor the Health of SQL Server Replication Chris Skorlinski Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services Today someone asked me how to “roll their own” SQL Replication Monitor to keep an eye on the health of SQL Server Replication.  You’ve seen from my previous...
  • Blog Post: ReplTalk Start Here

    START HERE for table of contents into ReplTalk BLOG postings This page was created to help organize the key ReplTalk MSDN blog postings by the Microsoft SQL Server Replication Support Team.  We hope these postings provide some insight into how Replication works while we peel back some of the layers...
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