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sp_startpublication_snapshot (Transact-SQL)

Used to start the Snapshot Agent job that generates the initial snapshot for a publication. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.

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sp_startpublication_snapshot [ @publication = ] 'publication' 
    [ , [ @publisher = ] 'publisher' ]

[ @publication= ] 'publication'

Is the name of the publication. publication is sysname, with no default.

[ @publisher= ] 'publisher'

Is the name of a non-SQL Server Publisher. publisher is sysname, with a default value of NULL. You should not specify this parameter for a SQL Server Publisher.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_startpublication_snapshot is used with all types of replication.

For a non-SQL Server Publisher, this stored procedure is executed at the Distributor on the distribution database.

Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_startpublication_snapshot.

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