The Replicas Grid (Main)
The main grid in replicationEZ lists Replica IDs and associated replicas found on any servers that are currently open in the tool. As its name suggests, the main grid in replicationEZ uses a grid-type inferface ; this means it offers the standard grouping, filtering, customization and exportation options available in all Ytria tools' grids.
Using replicationEZ's main grid
The most basic use of the main grid is to quickly see which servers contain replicas of a given database. If you're already familiar with grid-type inferfaces in Ytria tools, the main screen in replicationEZ introduces a slightly different way of dealing with columns. This screen features a semi-fixed, top-level 'parent header' under which related column headers appear.
When you select files in the Databases panel, their associated Replica IDs will be under the 'Generic Properties' parent header in the main screen; it's the leftmost header by default.
The main grid also lists the servers that are loaded in the Databases panel. Replicas of any selected databases are listed under a parent header with the name of the server on which they reside.
The main grid (or replicas grid) in replicationEZ
Generic Properties parent header
The main grid has a special section on its left-hand side called 'Generic Properties.' The following columns are shown in this section:
- Replica ID
- Is Duplicate
- Do Not Replicate
- Number of Replicas
Server parent headers
The main grid also displays all the replicas that are associated with the Replica IDs shown in Generic Properties. A parent header for each server open in replicationEZ will be shown. 'Database Full Path', which shows the path to the given server's replica of the database, is always displayed under this parent header. If no replica exists, the cells will be grayed out.
Grid Data Composition
In addition to 'Database Full Path' column, you have the option of adding up to five columns of database property information under each server's parent header. Simply check the boxes for the properties you wish to see in the Grid Data Composition panel and click Apply.
If you're already familiar with the grid-type dialogs in other Ytria tools, this screen introduces a new twist: semi-fixed, top-level parent headers. This approach was necessary because the grid needs to show database paths for each server plus up to five database properties (if any are chosen in the Grid Data Composition panel). The image below shows how this 'parent header' keeps the database path and its properties together for each server.
Right-click Menu Options in replicationEZ's Main Grid
- Copy as Application Link
- Uncheck Databases for Selected Entries
- Uncheck Databases for Entries Not Selected
- Compare ACLs
- Copy ACLs
- Load Replication Settings
- Load Replication History (Reset Replication History grid)
- Load Replication History (Append and/or Refresh Replication History grid)
- Load Replication History Chart
- Discover Replicas
- Load Note Counters
- Clear Replication History
- Console Commands...
- Grid Action
- Grid Columns
This Console Commands interface allows you to send Domino command lines directly from within replicationEZ.
|TIP||Selecting multiple replica IDs: Note that you can select by ctrl+left-clicking multiple replica IDs at once.|
Console Commands panel options:
- Replicate : Force a replication between the origin server and the target server
- Push : Force a one-way replication from the origin server to the target server
- Pull : Force a one-way replication from the target server to the origin server
- Custom : allows you to enter your own Command Lines
Command Line Details :
- You can select the origin server, the database(s) and the target(s) server(s).
Effective Command Line:
- In this section you can see the details of the commands that will be executed
A list of Domino server commands and syntax can be found here.
Color coding used in the Main Grid
- Pink indicates that a duplicate replica has been detected (i.e. two-or-more databases with the same replicaID are residing on the same server).
- Pale Yellow cells indicate databases that do not replicate.
- Purple cells indicate when data is not available. This can occur when a database was partially loaded. It can also happen when the file was loaded via the right-click 'Load Full Contents of Database' option but the sever itself was not fully loaded (some properties can only been retrieved when the server is fully loaded, by way of an NSFSearch).