Replication

About this task

To enable replication, complete the following steps:

Procedure

  1. In a new browser tab, open the Experiments by entering chrome://flags/#enable-experimental-web-platform-features in the address bar for Chrome or edge://flags/#enable-experimental-web-platform-features in the address bar for Edge.
  2. Find Experimental Web Platform features and ensure it is Enabled.
    If you have to change the value to Enabled, subsequently relaunch the browser. This enables Origin Private File System (OPFS, part of the File System Access API).

Creating local replicas

About this task

Note: The browser tab may crash due to a known memory leak issue with Chromium (https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=1289388) when replicating larger databases. For more information on limitations, see Limitations.

Procedure

  1. Open the application.
  2. Select File > Application > Make Available Offline OR from the Workspace right-click on the icon and select Application > Make Available Offline.
  3. Complete the following fields and click OK.
    OptionDescription
    File path File name with optional path for the replica.
    How much data do you want to receive?
    • Select All documents to replicate all documents. Or, select Documents that meet a selection formula and input a formula to select the documents to replicate.
    • To prevent large attachments from replicating, select Limit attachment size and enter a size limit. Documents with attachments larger than the limit are replicated without the attachments.
    Do you want to remove documents from the replica to save space? To remove older unchanged documents from the local replica, select Remove documents not modified in the last XX days. Enter the number of days after which unchanged documents are deleted to save space.

Results

To open the local replica, select Open > Open Application, and open the nsf from Local.

You can also open the replica from the Workspace icon (stacked or unstacked).

Managing local replicas

Procedure

  1. To open the Replication page, select select Open > Replication.

    A list of your local replicas is shown that includes the last replication time and replication summary for each one.

  2. Choose an action:
    • To replicate all local replicas, select Replicate All.
    • To replicate one local replica, control-click and select Replicate Selected Application.
    • To delete a local replica, control-click and select Remove.