Scheduling server-to-server replication

For replication to occur between two servers, you create a Connection document that specifies how and when the information exchange occurs. Connection documents are stored in the Domino® Directory. Use only one Connection document at a time to handle all replication between each pair of servers. Creating unnecessary Connection documents increases network traffic and congestion.

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Both mail routing and replication are enabled by default, but you can change this setting and use separate Connection documents to schedule each task. This way, you can control the specific time(s), time range(s), or the repeat interval for replication and mail routing separately, and increase or decrease these settings, as needed.

How you connect servers for replication depends on the location of the servers. You can connect servers for replication over a Local Area Network (LAN) or over an intermittently connected serial line, such as a Remote access service connection. In addition, you can use pass-through servers for replication.

Replicating over the Internet is performed identically as with a LAN using TCP/IP. The Domino server must be in the same Notes® domain as the Domino server with which you want it to replicate. If it's not, your server needs a certificate in common with the other server.

Note: Do not use the server's common name when replicating servers. Only the server's full hierarchical name should be used during server-to-server replication. This applies to all instances of server-to-server replication.

Use these steps to set up Connection documents for replication, making sure of the following:


1. From the Domino Administrator, click the Configuration tab.

2. Select the connecting server's Domino Directory in the Use Directory on field.

3. Click Server, and then click Connections.

4. Click the connection you want to work with, and then click Edit Connection.

5. On the Basics tab, complete these fields:

6. Click the Replication/Routing tab, and then complete these fields:
7. Click the Schedule tab, and then complete these fields:
8. Click Save and Close.

Related concepts
Customizing server-to-server replication
Scheduling times for replication
Understanding roaming users

Related tasks
Creating a local area network (LAN) connection
Replicating only specific databases
Specifying replication direction
Limiting replication time