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Microsoft SQL Server 2008 High Availability by Hemantgiri S. Goswami

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How Merge Replication works

The following step-by-step process explains working of Merge Replication:

  1. Data gets added from the Publisher's or the Subscriber's end.
  2. The tracking table tracks the data that has been changed.
  3. Merge Agent sends this data to the distribution database.
  4. The distribution database sends this data back to the Merge Agent.
  5. Merge Agent then sends this data to the Publisher and Subscriber(s).

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