Replica synchronization

Replica synchronization uses the same export-transport-import procedure that is used during replica creation.

Replica synchronizations includes these phases:
  1. Export: At one replica, a syncreplica (synchronize replica) command is invoked with the –export option. This creates a packet of data. The -fship option can be invoked to automatically transport the packet to the receiving replica.
  2. Transport: The packet is sent to one or more other replicas.
  3. Import: At the other replicas, a syncreplica command is invoked with the –import option. This applies the changes in the packet to an existing replica.

The syncreplica command creates a packet that contains only the information required to update the target replicas specified on the command line.