Queries to build START and STOP commands for PUSH Distribution Agents

Chris Skorlinski, Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services I had need other day to STOP and START all Distribution Push Agent.  Using the syssubscriptions and syspublications I can easily build list of SQL commands to either stop or start all the Distribution Push Agents.  With output to text, I can copy and execute from SQL Agent…


Script to show Replication Topology

Chris Skorlinski, Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services I came across this forgotten but very handy script from my friends Suhas and Gaurav to display your Replication topology. The output below is from SQL 2016 sample publications using AdventureWorksLT.   https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Display-Replication-b15e730c ============================================================= REPLICATION TOPOLOGY ============================================================= SELECT THE PUBLICATION-SUBSCRIPTION PAIR FOR SCOPING THE CASE =============================================================   SQL2016…


Challenges running Continuous Merge Agents

Chris SkorlinskiMicrosoft SQL Server Escalation Services I wanted to cover in this blog challenges you’ll encounter running Merge Agent on continuous schedule.  These are Merge Agents whose SQL Server Agent jobs schedule are set for “Start automatically when SQL Server Agent starts”.     Each time a Merge Agent starts it logs start time in…


Suppported SQL Server versions in Replication Topology

Chris Skorlinski, Microsoft SQL Server Escalation Services Customer planning for migration to SQL Server 2016 asked for clarification on running mixed version of SQL Servers in their Replication Topology.  I searched for “mixed version”, but was unable to find our posted topic. My colleague George Mason tracked it down under “upgrade”.  I’m posting key paragraph…