Synchronizing data

Data synchronization between the primary repository and the replication repository is a two-way process. Each modification to the primary repository is synchronized with the replication repository, and vice-versa.

Synchronization mode can only be set on a primary server. It is disabled on replication servers.

To synchronize data, do the following:

  1. On the host that acts as primary server, start the Repository Server Control Panel dialog box.

  2. In the dialog box, select the primary repository to be set up for synchronization.

  3. Select Tools > Replication Repository Settings.

  4. Select the synchronization mode and schedule:

    • Eager: Data is synchronized immediately after each modification (in both directions).
    • Lazy: Synchronization is scheduled at a specific time for a specific duration.
      • First start at: Specifies the start time to initiate the synchronization.
      • Interval: Specifies the time between synchronizations.

    TestArchitect calculates a synchronization schedule based on the assumption that the start time is for the current day, whether or not that time has already passed. For example, let’s say the current time is 10:00 AM; the following table then specifies initial synchronization times based on a given start time.

    Start timeIntervalScheduleFirst synchronization
    11:00 AM2 hours11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, etc.11:00 AM
    7:00 AM2 hours7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, etc.11:00 AM
    4:00 PM2 hours4:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM, etc.4:00 PM
  5. Click OK.

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