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How to suspend replication ?


How to suspend replication ?

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I need to suspend transactional replication between servers (distributor is running on publisher server). I need to temporarily stop replication to do some maintenance and then resume it. What jobs(s) should I disable ? Or maybe there is some sp_... to do this ?
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With the understanding that it will suspend all jobs, you could simply turn of the SQL Server Agent until you're done.

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There's not that many, the log reader agent and the distribution agent should be disabled. Snapshot as well if you have that enabled. Keep an eye on log growth whilst the log reader is disabled.

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George is correct, watch the log. The log transactions should not clear until they've been copied out of the distributor, even with log backups. So your log may grow if the system is in use

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