Replication Comparison between Different Servers
By: Dan Stewart
September 19, 2013
How do I compare the replication articles between two servers?
Comparing Replication Articles
USE Distribution SELECT prodPub.Publication AS [Prod Publication], prodArticle.Article AS [Prod Article], dev.Publication AS [Dev Publication], dev.Article AS [Dev Article] FROM MsArticles prodArticle JOIN MsPublications prodPub ON prodPub.Publication_ID = prodArticle.Publication_ID LEFT JOIN ( SELECT devPub.Publication, devArticle.Article FROM DevServer.Distribution.dbo.MsArticles devArticle JOIN DevServer.Distribution.dbo.MsPublications devPub ON devPub.Publication_ID = devArticle.Publication_ID ) dev ON dev.Publication = prodPub.Publication AND dev.Article = prodArticle.Article ORDER BY prodPub.Publication, prodArticle.Article
This only works if you run it on production and have linked servers to development.
Here's the scenario, you have two servers. The first server is production. The second server is development. You want to compare what you are replicating in production to what you are replicating in development.
Running this query shows the publications and articles between the two servers.