Long story short:
Using Client/Server is easy, but an improperly configured switch can bring down your entire L2 deployment.
Using Transparent is more administratively intensive, but avoids any disastrous mistakes.
My first major network was client/server and I saw this happen a few times.
After that, I always used Transparent.
There are lot of things to consider while selecting the mode (Of course,lot of restrictions also)..
read the best practices from cisco doc--
only one thing you have to make sure when u connect new switch to existing n/w.by default all cisco switch will be in server mode,and the vlan databse will be blank.if u r configuring the existing VTP server name with server mode in newly connected switch,the vtp version number will change and all other switches in the n/w will update their VLAN.dat with this
higher version number,it can bring down the n/w.
Thts correct it will remove vlans.
Wat would be quick fix -to manually reconfigure vlans all together and any alternative exists which is faster?
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Faster yes, but also lends itself to disaster if not careful.
I think the poster will find this debate is akin to ford/chevys, you will find believers and disbelievers in both corners.