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2 of 15 replication tips: Achieve bi-directional replication
If you require bi-directional replication between two servers, use the following techniques according to your environment:
Use transactional replication if
Use transactional replication with immediate updating subscribers if
Use queued updating if
Use merge replication if
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About the author: Hilary Cotter has been involved in IT for more than 20 years as a Web and database consultant. Microsoft first awarded Cotter the Microsoft SQL Server MVP award in 2001. Cotter received his bachelor of applied science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toronto and subsequently studied both economics at the University of Calgary and computer science at UC Berkeley. He is the author of a book on SQL Server transactional replication and is currently working on books on merge replication and Microsoft search technologies.