Hi, We have a merge replication setup that merge replicates audit info from 85 2k and 2k5 servers to 1 2k5 central server. The problem is, that replication stopped working on a number of the servers (not sure why) and by the time this was spotted, a number of the subscriptions had expired and had been cleared off by the replication tidy up job.
The problem is, when we try to re create the subscription we get the error:
Msg 14058, Level 16, State 1, Procedure sp_addmergesubscription, Line 381
Cannot create the subscription because the subscription already exists in the subscription database. Only one subscription to the same publication is allowed in each subscription database. Drop the subscription and add it again if necessary. If the problem persists, replication metadata might be incorrect; see Books Online for troubleshooting information.
The thing is, there appears to be no subscription for the server visible off the publication node and the subscription server has not entries in the subscribers node.
How do I reset things for this subscriber without loosing all the existing working subscriptions currently on the server. We've so far lost about 20 servers from the list.
Hope someone can help.