September 26, 2017 – Replication: The technology everyone loves to hate

Replication: The technology everyone loves to hate

Drew Furgiuele

Ah, SQL Server Transactional Replication. The technology everyone loves to hate. But for all the notoriety, there’s some interesting technology to be had in it that might you might want to leverage. In this session, we’ll explore what happens when you create a new transactional publication: what happens during a snapshot, how data gets delivered to subscribers, and how you can monitor, tweak, and tune your publications. We’ll also see some common trouble spots and how to identify them. There will be plenty of examples and demos and, yes, even some PowerShell!

Speaker Bio

Drew Furgiuele is a senior DBA that lives in Dublin, Ohio who is passionate about SQL Server and PowerShell. He’s been working with SQL Server since 2002. When he’s not accidentally dropping tables in production, he likes writing automation scripts, blogging about SQL Server Replication, wiring electronics, playing board games, and spending time with his dog. He’s also not embarrassed by his Spotify playlist..

Drew blogs at, and reach him on Twitter at @Pittfurg. Drew recently sent a SQL Server into space as part of the High Altitude SQL Server Project.



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