In a database that is currently being replicated I want to stop the replication (stop the log reader process) for a period of time though I want to continue to take log backups on that same database.
Does the log backup free up the log for reuse or does it remain intact for the log reader task to perform the replication to copy the transactions to the distribution database? All of this assumes that the space for the log is available for the log growth. I am thinking that whatever is remaining in the transaction log that is marked for replication that has not been distributed will not be overwritten but I wanted to verify this.
If so, when I restart the log reader process the transactions are written to the distribution database then the log would then continue to be handled as it was in the past and shrink appropriately.