Sorry if this has been asked a million times but I can't seem to find the answer and I sort of looking for a "its ok" kind of answer.
Can I rebuild the publisher (to the same patch level as the existing publisher)without rebuilding the subscriber? I have a hard drive that?s about to go bad (S.M.A.R.T. alerts) in my publisher and want to rebuild to a new hard drive before the main one completely fails.
FYI my pub and sub is running 4.1.3sr1 and 2000.2.7sr7 (i know its old). My plan is to bring everything to current versions once I move to the new hard disk on the publisher.