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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  13:02:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

We are setting up transactional push replication.
It has ~60 publications and each publication 2 subscribers
This is running on a Windows 2008R2 x64 server and 2008R2 sql server standard x64 w/16gb RAM.

The problem is that with so many publications/subscribes SQL server (or windows) seems to be having problems starting the sync jobs (~120 jobs).
When I restart sql agent sometimes some of the jobs don't start or just hang on "Starting agent...". Sometimes the jobs just stop, or appear to stop

I have googled the hell out of this but the only solution I find is something regarding the desktop heap size memory registry mod. Done that but no luck. The load is insignificant, we are not replicating a lot of data so that shouldn't be the problem (and isn't, latency is very low)

Any bright ideas?

Here are images of the job status:

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Posted - 09/11/2013 :  13:30:13  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Any blocking? Have you run a trace?

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Posted - 09/12/2013 :  15:18:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't have much experience tracing blocking but
from what I have tried I can't find any blocking...
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