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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Basing the Replication Design on User Requirements

As mentioned earlier, business requirements drive your replication configuration and method. In addition, nailing down all the details of the business requirements is the hardest part of a data replication design process. After you have completed the requirements gathering, the replication design usually just falls into place from it easily. The requirements gathering is highly recommended to get a prototype up and running as quickly as possible to measure the effectiveness of one approach over the other. You must understand several key aspects to make the right design decisions, including the following:

What is the number of sites, and what is the site autonomy in the scope (location)?

Which ...

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