Introduction Agents required When to use Pros n Cons Implementation with an example• Q&A
Snapshot replication distributes data exactly as it appears at a specific moment in time and does not monitor for updates to the data. When synchronization occurs, the entire snapshot is generated and sent to Subscribers.
Snapshot agent creates the snapshot of the publisher. Distribution agent applies the snapshot to the subscribers.
Data changes infrequently. Latency in synchronization of data between publisher and subscriber is acceptable. Thesize of entire data set being replicated is not very large.
Pros- Snapshot replication has lower overhead on publisher than transactional/merge replication because incremental changes are not tracked. Cons - If the dataset being replicated is very large, snapshot replication requires substantial resources to generate and apply the snapshot.