Each replicated domain in a replicated topology has a certain replication status, depending on its connections within the topology, and on how up to date it is with regard to the changes that have occurred throughout the topology.
Knowledge of a domain's replication status enables a replicated topology to do the following:
Manage certain aspects of assured replication
Enable certain administrative tasks
Administer and monitor replication effectively
For more information, see Monitoring a Replicated Topology in Sun OpenDS Standard Edition 2.2 Administration Guide. The following section outlines the different statuses that a replicated domain can have.