Can anyone explain this?
I have set up new merge replication publication and subscription today. It is in a between non-trusted domains, so I can't access the remote snapshot folder from the subscriber. To get round this is created a local copy of the snapshot manually.
I have set up a new merge publication, created a snapshot, copied this to my subscriber. Set up a subscriber and pointed the snapshot folder of this subscription at this local copy made at the publisher.
All looks good, no errors. However, when you open replication monitor, it shows the subscription as being uninitialized. I check the logs for the merge agent (at least I think that's what I'm looking at) and it says 'In progress' Its been saying this for hours now. I suspect something is wrong but what!? There are no errors either end that I can see!
Also the schedule on the merge agent, would it be sensible to set this to run every minute?
I really appreciate any help.