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6 of 15 replication tips: Use the independent agent option
Using the independent agent, an agent that services a single publication/subscription pair, reduces latency because the agent is ready whenever the subscription needs to synchronize. This option will result in two or more parallel streams of data going to your subscription database at one time. For this to work, you must break your articles into separate publications (grouping them by Declarative Referential Integrity), and select the Independent Agent option when you create your publication.
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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.
This was first published in July 2005