Initializing a Transactional Replication Subscriber from an Array-Based Snapshot

Microsoft’s Benjamin Wright-Jones has published a Technical Note on on how you can quickly initialize a transactional replication subscriber using an array based snapshot (as opposed to sending all of the data from the Publisher to the Distribution database and then to the Subscriber). This is particularly handy for a very large database. I was lucky enough to be one of the technical reviewers for the document.

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