sp_replrestart (Transact-SQL)

Applies to: SQL Server Azure SQL Managed Instance

Used by transactional replication during backup and restore so that the replicated data at the Distributor is synchronized with data at the Publisher. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.


sp_replrestart is an internal replication stored procedure and should only be used when restoring a database published in a transactional replication topology as directed in the topic Strategies for Backing Up and Restoring Snapshot and Transactional Replication.

Transact-SQL syntax conventions



Return Code Values

0 (success) or 1 (failure)


sp_replrestart is used when the highest log sequence number (LSN) value at the Distributor does not match the highest LSN value at the Publisher.


Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_replrestart.

See Also

Replication Stored Procedures (Transact-SQL)