Setting up replication for an application

As you prepare to deploy an application, you must work with your Domino® server administrator to create a replication plan. Replication allows replica copies of databases to exchange updates. You can replicate both design elements and database content between replica copies. Replication can be unidirectional -- for example you can push out design changes but not receive any, or it can be directional, in which cases changes are both sent and received. Generally you perform design work on one copy of a database -- for example, you might keep a copy on your local hard drive -- then you replicate design changes to database replicas on servers.

The following topics describe the tasks involved with creating and maintaining replicas. If you have full access rights to post a database on a Domino® server you can perform these tasks yourself; if not, you need to work with a server administrator to create and maintain replicas.