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Replication vs. direct edits in sde and how it affects transaction log

Question asked by danwebb on Oct 20, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 21, 2016 by George_Thompson-esristaff

Hello all,


I work for a county government and we are trying to determine the best way forward with an issue.


We have two employees who edit parcel data full time directly in the SDE database.  This makes the transaction log in SQL fill up really quick.  Recently it has caused errors because it got full.  Is this because they are editing the SDE data directly?  Eighty hours a week of edits seems like a lot of transactions to log (if I understand things right).


So we are talking about switching to replication so they would edit a replica of the data and then it would synchronize at the end of the day (either manually or by script).  Would this decrease the transaction log?  In other words, would there be one transaction for the synchronizing OR would the synchronization still maintain all their transactions in the replica and log all of them during synchronization?


The people who set this system up are no longer here and those of us left have only rudimentary knowledge of SQL and how it all works.


Thank you for any advice.