You can use the following methods to reinitialize your topology:
Using the DSCC. This method is best if you are reinitializing only a single server or several small databases.
For more information about using the DSCC to reinitialize your topology, see To Reinitialize a Suffix Using the DSCC
You can not use earlier versions of the console to reinitialize replication on Directory Server 5.x.
Using an import and export operation.
You can reinitialize a suffix by exporting the data and then importing it everywhere else in your topology. This method is appropriate for a big system and only applies to one suffix.
For information about reinitializing replication using an import and export, see Replica Initialization From LDIF in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Administration Guide.
Using a binary copy.
A binary copy enables you to clone an entire server by using the binary backup files from one server to restore the identical directory contents onto another server. You can use a binary copy to reinitialize any server from the binary copy of a master or hub server, or a consumer from the binary copy of another consumer server. This method is available in Directory Server 5.2 and later. This method is the fastest, though poses some restriction on 5.x and earlier versions of Directory Server.
For information about reinitializing replication using a binary copy, see Initializing a Replicated Suffix by Using Binary Copy in Sun Java System Directory Server Enterprise Edition 6.2 Administration Guide.