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Replication snapshot retention

Replication snapshot retention

Replication snapshot retention


SQL Server Replication

I have created a a new Publication and have set the replication snapshot to be run every night at 04:00. The snapshot is saved to the snapshot folder <default path>\<publication>\<datestamp>\. I only want the latest copy of the snapshot held in the snapshot folder so my question is:

What controls how many snapshots are kept in the snapshot folder and how can I adjust this.

All comments and ideas are appreciated.


RE: Replication snapshot retention

Snapshots are only generated, when a subscriber has been marked for initialization. In effect, they are all one-use snapshots, which makes sense, as the system itself would want the latest snapshot, in order to do the least work with the distribution agent.

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