I asked this question on stackoverflow.com, and they recommended that I ask it here, too.
I've got a new client, blah blah blah, I need to break SQL Server 2000 replication from their home office to another database that they are going to completely drop (at some hosting place, it is no longer needed).
The one at the home office is the "Publisher", I believe. Honestly, I think we could just delete the other database and the home office one would run fine, but it would be nice to clean it up a bit and get rid of the publications/subscriptions stuff.
The one issues I'm concerned about is the identity insert. On tables with an auto-assigned integer primary key, each database would "reserve" a block of ids that it would use so they wouldn't trample on each other when synching up.
So, if I just dump the replication stuff, will the database insert happily until it hits the upper bound of its auto-number range? What happens then?