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Fundamentals of SQL Server 2012 Replication by Sebastian Meine

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Chapter 1: Overview of SQL Server Replication

Main Entry: rep-li-ca-tionPronunciation: imagesFunction: nounDate: 14th century

The word replication comes from the Latin word replicare, which means to repeat. Replication describes the process of reproducing or duplicating (HTTP://WWW.MERRIAM-WEBSTER.COM/DICTIONARY/REPLICATION1 and Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Chambers, 1999).

Replication in SQL Server does exactly that; it reproduces or duplicates data. You can use replication any time you need to create a copy of your data. That copy can exist in the same database as the source data, in a different database on the same instance, or in a database ...

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