Replication Series, Part One: The Beginning

Fresh back from a week of intense training in the Immersion Event Two, I thought I would start a new learning series on replication.  Today we will start with the basics, definitions.

  1. Publisher: A database instance that publishes data to other instances.
  2. Subscriber: A database instance that receives publications.
  3. Article: A published object which can be a table, view, user-defined function, indexed view, or stored procedure.
  4. Publication: A collection of articles to be published.
  5. Distributor: A database instance that manages the distribution between publisher and subscriber.
  6. Local Distributor: A distributor located on the same LAN as the publisher.
  7. Remote Distributor: A distributor located on a remote network from the publisher.
  8. Agent: A service enabling replication tasks such as publishing, distributing, and subscribing.

Stay tuned and enjoy!


About SQLGator

Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Florida Gator, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server Business Intelligence Consultant, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on February 18, 2013, in AlwaysOn and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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