Sun Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 Troubleshooting Guide

Possible Symptoms of a Replication Problem and How to Proceed

Depending on the symptoms of your problem, your troubleshooting actions will be different.

For example, if you see nothing in the access logs of the consumers, a network problem may be the cause of the replication failure. Reinitialization is not required.

If the error log shows that it cannot find a particular entry in the change log, the master's change log is not up-to-date. You may or may not need to reinitialize your topology, depending upon whether you can locate an up-to-date change log somewhere in your replication topology (for example, on a hub or other master).

If the consumer has problems, for example experiences processing loops or aborts locks, look in the access log for a large number of retries for a particular CSN. Run the replck tool to locate the CSN at the root of the replication halt and to repair this entry in the change log.