There are a number of options available when initializing a subscription with a snapshot:
- Specify an alternate snapshot folder location instead of or in addition to the default snapshot folder location. For more information, see Alternate Snapshot Folder Locations.
- Compress snapshots for storage on removable media or for transfer over a slow network. For more information, see Compressed Snapshots.
- Execute Transact-SQL scripts before or after the snapshot is applied. For more information, see Executing Scripts Before and After the Snapshot Is Applied.
- Transfer snapshot files using File Transfer Protocol (FTP). For more information, see Transferring Snapshots Through FTP.