SQL Server Performance

Cannot drop pull subscription on the publisher

Discussion in 'SQL Server 2005 Replication' started by sinantopuz, May 23, 2006.

  1. sinantopuz New Member


    This is the first time that I am setting up replication on a SQL Server.
    I setup a replication between SQL Server 2000 and SQL Server 2005.

    Servers are fully patched.
    SQL2000 is the publisher & distributer
    SQL2005 is the subscriber.

    I had the replication working, but because of some physical storage problems (The transaction log grew up to 17GB ) I had on the subsriber server, I stopped it and deleted the the subscriber db. I know that now I confused the publisher by doing that. It still thinks that there is a subscriber db (which is gone now).

    My question; is there a way of deleting all replication settings on a publisher regardless the state of the subsriber? I tried

    sp_dropsubscription, sp_droppullsubsription procedures but they HANG and do not give any error messages? Can I check somewhere (a log file) to see why it is hanging and identify the problem. Error log files under MS$SQL directory does not say anything about this. NT event log gives me the following error:

    Error: 18757, Severity: 16, State: 1
    The database is not published.

    Any kind of help would be appreciated.


  2. smy New Member

  3. sinantopuz New Member


    Thank you very much for providing me this link. I will let you know the outcome as soon as I try the instructions in the white paper. I had never seen this documentation before.

    Thanks again.

  4. smy New Member

    sure. keep me updated. hopefully it wotks <img src='/community/emoticons/emotion-1.gif' alt=':)' />

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