Defining Replication Configurations for Requests


Follow this procedure to create a new request replication configuration for the current DB site. The replication configuration enables you to specify the request types to be replicated.

After defining the configuration, you can define the subordinate sites that are to receive the replicated requests. When you run Replicator, it replicates the requests that match the configuration to the subordinate sites.

Replication sites for request replication need to have a unique site number to avoid conflicts between request numbers from different sites. Dimensions CM uses the site number to generate unique request IDs between the sites. The site number is defined in the Administration Console | Network administration function. All the sites involved in the replication need to be defined in the base database of each of the sites involved, ensuring that the allocated site numbers are consistent.

CAUTION!  If you have request replication running between a number of sites, and you want to add a new site, it is imperative that you perform a replication to synchronize all the databases before creating any requests on that new site. You need to do this immediately after you have updated all the base database site numbers currently on the affected nodes. Failure to do so will lead to conflicting request IDs.

To define a replication configuration for requests:

  1. From the Replication Administration main window, click the Configurations tab.

  2. From the filter in the navigation area, select Request Master. The New Replication Configuration dialog box appears with the General tab selected.

  3. Click the New button: new_rep_button00015.gif .

  4. Enter a name for the configuration in the Configuration ID field, up to 25 characters.

  5. Optionally, enter comments describing the configuration in the Description field, up 240 characters.

  6. Leave Is replication enabled to the subordinates checked.

  7. Optionally, click the Request Types tab and select all of the request types that you want to be included in the replication.

  8. Click OK to create the configuration.

Related Topics

New/Edit Replication Configuration Dialog Box

Defining Remote Subordinates for Request Replications

Managing Base Databases

What is a Replication Configuration?