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|Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Administration Guide 11g Release 1 (188.8.131.52.0)|
Replication is the mechanism by which directory contents are automatically copied from a Directory Server to one or more other Directory Servers. All write operations are automatically mirrored to other Directory Servers. Replication between different supported platforms is possible. For a list of supported platforms, see Platform Support in Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Release Notes. For a complete description of replication concepts, replication scenarios, and how to plan for replication in your directory deployment, see the Oracle Directory Server Enterprise Edition Deployment Planning Guide.
In a replication topology, generally one suffix on a server is replicated to or from another suffix on a server. For this reason, the terms replica, replicated suffix and replicated server can be used interchangeably.
This chapter describes the tasks to be performed to set up the various replication scenarios by using the command line, and covers the following topics: