Difference between running a snapshot agent and full reinitialize of subscriptions RRS feed

  • Question

  • Could anyone help explain the below as it's been on my mind for some time.

    When we add a new article to a publication what is the difference in running the snapshot agent in replication monitor to kick start a new snapshot to deliver all tables v.s. why/when would you right click a publication and 'Reinitialize All Subscriptions' then right click the snapshot agent and run it?  Is it all down to the snapshot retention/expiration date set?  If so I can't say I've ever had an issue with not doing a full reinitialize.

    Monday, June 20, 2016 5:19 PM