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Part I Directory Server Administration

1.  Directory Server Tools

2.  Directory Server Instances and Suffixes

3.  Directory Server Configuration

4.  Directory Server Entries

5.  Directory Server Security

6.  Directory Server Access Control

7.  Directory Server Password Policy

8.  Directory Server Backup and Restore

9.  Directory Server Groups, Roles, and CoS

10.  Directory Server Replication

Planning Your Replication Deployment

Recommended Interface for Configuring and Managing Replication

Summary of Steps for Configuring Replication

Summary of Steps for Configuring Replication

Enabling Replication on a Dedicated Consumer

To Create a Suffix for a Consumer Replica

To Enable a Consumer Replica

To Perform Advanced Consumer Configuration

Enabling Replication on a Hub

To Create a Suffix for a Hub Replica

To Enable a Hub Replica

To Modify Change Log Settings on a Hub Replica

Enabling Replication on a Master Replica

To Create a Suffix for a Master Replica

To Enable a Master Replica

To Modify Change Log Settings on a Master Replica

Configuring the Replication Manager

Using a Non-Default Replication Manager

To Set A Non-Default Replication Manager

To Change the Default Replication Manager Password

Creating and Changing Replication Agreements

To Create a Replication Agreement

To Change the Destination of a Replication Agreement

Fractional Replication

Considerations for Fractional Replication

To Configure Fractional Replication

Replication Priority

To Configure Replication Priority

Initializing Replicas

To Initialize a Replicated Suffix from a Remote (Supplier) Server

Replica Initialization From LDIF

To Initialize a Replicated Suffix From LDIF

To Export a Replicated Suffix to LDIF

Filtering an LDIF File for Fractional Replication

Initializing a Replicated Suffix by Using Binary Copy

Restrictions for Using Binary Copy With Replication

Making a Binary Copy for Initializing a Server

Initializing Replicas in Cascading Replication

To Initialize Replicas in Cascading Replication

Indexing Replicated Suffixes

Incrementally Adding Many Entries to Large Replicated Suffixes

To Add Many Entries to Large Replicated Suffixes

Replication and Referential Integrity

Replication Over SSL

To Configure Replication Operations for SSL

To Configure Client Authentication Based Replication for SSL

Replication Over a WAN

Configuring Network Parameters

Configuring Window Size

Configuring Group Size

Scheduling Replication Activity

To Schedule Replication Activity

Configuring Replication Compression

To Configure Replication Compression

Modifying the Replication Topology

Changing the Replication Manager

Managing Replication Agreements

Disabling a Replication Agreement

Enabling a Replication Agreement

Deleting a Replication Agreement

Promoting or Demoting Replicas

To Promote or Demote a Replica

Disabling a Replicated Suffix

To Disable a Replicated Suffix

Keeping Replicated Suffixes Synchronized

Replication Retry Algorithm

To Force Replication Updates

Moving a Master Replica to a New Machine

To Remove a Master From an Existing Replication Topology

To Add a Master to an Existing Replication Topology

Replication With Releases Prior to Directory Server 11g Release 1 (

Replicating Between Directory Server 11g Release 1 ( and Directory Server 6 or 5.2

Using the Retro Change Log

To Enable the Retro Change Log

To Configure the Retro Change Log to Record Updates for Specified Suffixes

To Configure the Retro Change Log to Record Attributes of a Deleted Entry

To Trim the Retro Change Log

Access Control and the Retro Change Log

Getting Replication Status

Getting Replication Status in DSCC

Getting Replication Status by Using the Command Line

Solving Common Replication Conflicts

Solving Replication Conflicts by Using DSCC

Solving Replication Conflicts by Using the Command Line

Solving Naming Conflicts

To Rename a Conflicting Entry That has a Multivalued Naming Attribute

To Rename a Conflicting Entry With a Single-Valued Naming Attribute

Solving Orphan Entry Conflicts

Solving Potential Interoperability Problems

11.  Directory Server Schema

12.  Directory Server Indexing

13.  Directory Server Attribute Value Uniqueness

14.  Directory Server Logging

15.  Directory Server Monitoring

Part II Directory Proxy Server Administration

16.  Directory Proxy Server Tools

17.  Directory Proxy Server Instances

18.  LDAP Data Views

19.  Directory Proxy Server Certificates

20.  Directory Proxy Server Load Balancing and Client Affinity

21.  Directory Proxy Server Distribution

22.  Directory Proxy Server Virtualization

23.  Virtual Data Transformations

24.  Connections Between Directory Proxy Server and Back-End LDAP Servers

25.  Connections Between Clients and Directory Proxy Server

26.  Directory Proxy Server Client Authentication

27.  Directory Proxy Server Logging

28.  Directory Proxy Server Monitoring and Alerts

Part III Directory Service Control Center Administration

29.  Directory Service Control Center Configuration


Chapter 10

Directory Server Replication

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: