Planning for Replication
As you have learned, the architecture for the replication process is extensive. This ensures that the architecture is versatile enough to meet the needs of almost any replication situation. Unfortunately, this versatility also makes replication tricky to configure. To make the replication go smoothly, you should do a bit of planning, which involves selecting a specific replication model and performing any necessary preliminary tasks before you start configuring replication.
The main decision to make when you select a replication model involves the physical layout of the publisher, distributor, and subscriber databases. Replication models you may want to use include:
Peer-to-peer model. Allows replication ...