New Information - SQL Server 2000 SP3.
Copies the snapshot folder of the specified publication to the folder listed in the @destination_folder. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database. This stored procedure is useful for copying a snapshot to removable media, such as CD-ROM.
sp_copysnapshot [ @publication = ] 'publication'
, [ @destination_folder = ] 'destination_folder' ]
[ , [ @subscriber = ] 'subscriber' ]
[ , [ @subscriber_db = ] 'subscriber_db' ]
[@publication = ] 'publication'
Is the name of the publication whose snapshot contents are to be copied. publication is sysname, with no default.
[@destination_folder = ] 'destination_folder'
Is the name of the folder where the contents of the publication snapshot are to be copied. destination_folder is nvarchar(255), with no default. The destination_folder can be an alternate location such as on another server, on a network drive, or on removable media (such as CD-ROMs or removable disks).
[@subscriber = ] 'subscriber'
Is the name of the Subscriber. subscriber is sysname, with a default of NULL.
[@subscriber_db = ] 'subscriber_db'
Is the name of the subscription database. subscriber_db is sysname, with a default of NULL.
Return Code Values
0 (success) or 1 (failure)
sp_copysnapshot is used in all types of replication. Subscribers running Microsoft® SQL Server™ version 7.0 and earlier cannot use the alternate snapshot location.
Only members of the sysadmin fixed server role or db_owner fixed database role can execute sp_copysnapshot.