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Why Data into Snapshot Folder and not directly into DistributionDB?

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 04, 2010    Points: 0   Category :Sql Server

Hi all, 

a little bit of a theoretical question, but so I hope to unterstand a little better, what the Replication does on every step: 

Why does the Snapshot-Agent need a extra, special snapshot folder? 

We do have the Distrubtion DB, where the Snapshot-Agent can store the initial Data directly. 

Thanks a lot for your answers in advanced 


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