You can initialize a suffix from a remote server by using an existing replication agreement. Use this method of initializing if possible, because it is less complicated than the other methods. Use the other methods only for large quantities of data that make the import too time consuming.
You can use DSCC to perform this task. For information, see Directory Service Control Center Interface and the DSCC online help.
Online initialization of a replicated suffix by using DSCC is an easy way to initialize or reinitialize a consumer. However, if you are initializing a large number of entries, this process can be time consuming. In this case, you might find offline consumer initialization with the command line more efficient.
Initialize your replica.
$ dsconf init-repl-dest -h host -p port suffix-DN destination-host:destination-port [destination-host:destination-port]
where destination-host:destination-port is the host and port of the destination server that you are initializing from the remote server.
(Optional) For each agreement, check that the suffix appears as initialized.
$ dsconf show-repl-agmt-status -h host -p port suffix-DN destination-host:destination-port