Message Details

Product Name

SQL Server

Product Version


Product Build Number


Event ID


Event Source



SQL Server Database Engine

Symbolic Name

Message Text

Replication-%s: agent %s scheduled for retry. %s


The specified replication agent has been scheduled to retry the requested operation. The process continues to retry until it reaches the configured maximum number of retry attempts for the job step.

A retry typically occurs because of one of the following reasons:

  • The QueryTimeout value is exceeded.

  • The LoginTimeout value is exceeded.

  • The replication process was chosen as a deadlock victim.

User Action

If the retry message is infrequent, no user action is required.

Use sp_help_jobstep to view the current setting for the maximum number of times the Run agent step for the specified replication agent will retry. You can use the **@retry\_attempts** parameter of the sp_update_jobstep stored procedure to adjust the number of times a job step retries.

If the retry message recurs frequently, troubleshoot the issue based on the message that is causing the retry. Check the agent's history for messages that indicate why the retry had to be scheduled. In some cases you may have to enable more detailed logging for your replication agent. For more information about how to configure logging for replication, see the Microsoft Knowledge Base article 312292.