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14 of 15 replication tips: Check number of commands to be replicated
Check number of commands to be replicated with MSDistribution_Status. The view MSDistribution_status is found in the distribution database and will allow you to determine how many commands are waiting to be replicated to Subscribers, in addition to how many have already been replicated. This view is useful in pinpointing performance problems.
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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.