hi all , i have larg table (images) and i want to replicate it to two locations by the merge replication . in the first location , i was appling the merge replication for 10 months without problems. but at last week ,aftre reinilizing the publication( after generating the snapshot successfully) , i stoped the synchronization for some problems in the network line and increased the minimum and the maximum retention periods .now , when i am going to start synchronizing i receive this message :"the merge process could not perform retention-based meta data cleanup in database " and the number of rows between tow locations for this table are different . please help me quickly before to be the difference in number of rows is too large and i can't to stop the system for the long period. note : i have other publications that is replicated by transactional replication.