This section contains information on administering replication topologies. We recommend that you read the best practices topic first, and then follow the links from that topic to more detailed information in this section and other sections.
In This Section
Best Practices for Replication Administration
Describes a variety of best practices, including information about backup and restore, monitoring, performance, and maintenance tasks.
Frequently Asked Questions for Replication Administrators
Addresses a wide variety of questions related to administrative tasks and how replication functions.
Describes how to add and drop articles from publications and provides a list of property changes that require reinitialization or the generation of a new snapshot.
Administering Replication Agents
Provides information on replication agents, agent profiles, and using alerts.
Backing Up and Restoring Replicated Databases
Details considerations for backing up and restoring replicated databases, with strategies for each type of replication.
Validating Replicated Data
Provides information on validating data at Subscribers to determine whether the data matches the data at the Publisher.
Administration: How-to Topics (Replication)
Provides how-to topics that describe how to maintain a replication topology by using SQL Server Management Studio, replication stored procedures, and Replication Management Objects (RMO).