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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability by Hemantgiri S. Goswami

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Chapter 3: Snapshot Replication

  • Question: I get the following error: Cannot make the change because a snapshot is already generated. Set @force_invalidate_snapshot to 1, in order to force the change and invalidate the existing snapshot. How do I resolve this error?

    Answer:When we add an article to an existing publication that we have already initialized, now as we have added one more article to it, snapshot will become obsolete and will have be reinitialized to incorporate the changes. Adding parameter @force_invalidate_snapshot=1 will force snapshot to be regenerated.

  • Question: Every time I add an article, entire snapshot is generated. Why is that so?

    Answer: There is a property called @immediate_sync in the publication that enforces full snapshot ...

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