sp_changedistributiondb (Transact-SQL)

Changes the properties of the distribution database. This stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on any database.

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Syntax


sp_changedistributiondb [ @database= ] 'database' 
    [ , [ @property= ] 'property' ] 
    [ , [ @value= ] 'value' ]

Arguments

  • [ **@database=**\] 'database'
    Is the name of the distribution database. database is sysname, with no default.

  • [ **@property=**\] 'property'
    Is the property to change for the given database. property is sysname, and can be one of these values.

    Value

    Description

    history_retention

    History table retention period.

    max_distretention

    Maximum distribution retention period.

    min_distretention

    Minimum distribution retention period.

    NULL (default)

    All available property values are printed.

  • [ **@value=**\] 'value'
    Is the new value for the specified property. value is nvarchar(255), with a default of NULL.

Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

Remarks

sp_changedistributiondb is used in all types of replication.

Example

DECLARE @distributionDB AS sysname;
SET @distributionDB = N'distribution';

-- Change the history retention period to 24 hours and the
-- maximum retention period to 48 hours.  
USE distribution
EXEC sp_changedistributiondb @distributionDB, N'history_retention', 24
EXEC sp_changedistributiondb @distributionDB, N'max_distretention', 48
GO 

Permissions

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role can execute sp_changedistributiondb.

See Also

Reference

sp_adddistributiondb (Transact-SQL)

sp_dropdistributiondb (Transact-SQL)

sp_helpdistributiondb (Transact-SQL)

Replication Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)

Concepts

View and Modify Distributor and Publisher Properties