Enables remote agent activation of the replication push agent that is identified by the @job_id parameter. This stored procedure is run at the computer that is currently the remote agent server. This stored procedure is executed at the Publisher on the publication database.
|Support for remote agent activation has been dropped for Distributors running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and later.|
- [ @job_id=] 'job_id'
Specifies the SQL Server Agent job identifier of the replication agent to be enabled for remote activation. job_id is varbinary(16), with no default.
- [ @offloadserver=] 'remote_agent_server_name'
Specifies the network name of server to be enabled for remote agent activation. remote_agent_server_name is sysname, with a default of NULL. If NULL, then the current offload_server in the MSDistribution_agents table is used.
- [ @agent_type=] 'agent_type'
Is the type of agent. agent_type is sysname, with a default of NULL, which specifies that the system determines if the agent type is distribution or merge. Valid values are distribution or merge, or NULL.
sp_enableagentoffload is used to enable the running of the Distribution Agent or Merge Agent processing to another server.
Upon successful completion of sp_enableagentoffload, the –Offload offloadserver parameter is appended to the replication agent command line, or updated with the new 'remote_agent_server_name' if the –Offload offloadserver parameter already exists in the command line.
Also, the offload_enabled field for the agent in MSdistribution_agents (Transact-SQL) is set to 1, and the offload-server field is updated with the new value specified in the 'remote_agent_server_name', if provided.