Scheduling Replication

If you regularly work with local copies of databases, you may want to set up scheduled replication, so that you don't have to remember to initiate replication all the time. This would be beneficial to you if you regularly work from home or if your administrator requires you to work from a local replica of your mail database.

You can set up scheduled replication in two placesyour location document (under the Replication tab) or the Replication page. All you have to do is choose to enable it. Notes will thereafter attempt to replicate with each appropriate server every 60 minutes as long as Notes is running. You can further refine this, again in the location document or the Replication page. In the Replication page, you can choose Set Replication Schedule on the Replication page to open a dialog box of replication settings. In the location document the same replication settings appear directly when you enable replication.

The available replication settings are described below:

  • Create new replicas The options are Immediately and Next Replication. This sets the default behavior for whenever you create a new local replica. If you choose Immediately, the new replica will be created then fully populated with documents from the server while you wait. If you choose Next Replication, the new replica will be created immediately, but it won't be populated with new documents until the next time replication occurs with the server from which the replica was created.

  • Replicate when Notes starts If you select this, you can choose two further options: Prompt before replicating and Don't prompt. Either Notes will replicate with appropriate servers when it first starts or it will prompt you to tell it whether or not to do so.

  • Schedule Selecting this reveals the next three listed options, allowing you to refine the replication schedule.

    • Replicate daily between The default is 8:00 AM10:00 PM, meaning that scheduled replication will take place between those hours. You can change the time range. You can also set multiple time ranges, or you can set individual times. Separate individual times or ranges with semicolons.

    • Repeat every The default is 60 minutes, meaning that replication will repeat every 60 minutes. You can change this time interval. If you chose individual times in the previous field, this number has no effect.

    • Days of week You can choose on which days of the week scheduled replication will take place. The default (all or none selected) is every day of the week.

  • Replicate when Notes ends Select this if you want Notes to replicate when you shut it down. If you do select this, two other options will appear, permitting you to tell Notes to replicate on shutdown only under the following circumstances: If anything is waiting to be sent and If outbox is not empty.

  • High priority replication Selecting this checkbox reveals a second set of scheduling fields (Replicate daily between, Repeat every, and Days of week), permitting you to define a different replication schedule for high priority databases. You can set a database as high priority in the Replication Settings dialog box. The benefit here is that you could have high priority databases replicate frequently, others less frequently. You could, for example, retrieve new mail every 15 minutes but other data every few hours.

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