Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 allows you to restore transactional replication databases without reinitializing subscriptions or disabling and reconfiguring publishing and distribution. You can set up replication to work with log shipping, enabling you to use a warm standby server without reconfiguring replication.
We all know what the ideal application design environment is for building a database back-end: an experienced DBA takes inputs from end users and developers and creates the database design in order to support the application being developed. But in reality, we don't get the opportunity to do application design like this very often. This article covers how to quickly find and fix problems in a design.