Using Geodatabase Replication Server
Before a client can retrieve updates from the replication server, Geodatabase Replication must be started. There are multiple ways to start the Geodatabase Replication Service. Schneider Electric recommends using the Start Menu Shortcuts method.
Windows Scheduled Task
Start Menu Shortcuts
This method does not provide access to the console window. Geodatabase Replication runs in the background as a service. To verify that it is running, check the Services window (Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services).
To start the Geodatabase Replication Server, select Start Geodatabase Replication Service in the Start menu: ArcFM Solution > ArcFM Geodatabase Replication > Start Geodatabase Replication Service.
To initiate updates, select ArcFM Geodatabase Replication Server in the Start menu: ArcFM Solution > ArcFM Geodatabase Replication > ArcFM Geodatabase Replication Server
To stop the Geodatabase Replication Server, select Stop Geodatabase Replication Service in the Start menu: ArcFM Solution > ArcFM Geodatabase Replication > Stop Geodatabase Replication Service.
This method provides access to a console window that displays status messages.
- Open a command prompt and change the directory to the location of ReplicationConsole.exe (e.g., ArcFM Solution\bin\).
- There are three commands that may be executed individually
from the command line:
Encrypt: This command encrypts the password field in ReplicationConsole.exe.config.
Server: This command starts the Geodatabase Replication application.
Validate: This command validates the XML in ReplicationConsole.exe.config.
- To start the Geodatabase Replication application, type
- Press Enter.
This starts the Geodatabase Replication and places an icon on the Start menu tray.
Right-click the icon in the Start menu tray to display available options:
Update Now: Retrieves an update from the SDE geodatabase
Show Console: Displays the console window and all messages written to the console
Exit: Stops Geodatabase Replication
There are several commands available in this command window.
Performs an extract using the Initial Extract database; all changes made to the SDE geodatabase since the creation of the initial extract database will be included in the replication (short form
Purge all old replicas before bootstrap (short form
True for UI, false for service mode (short form
Suppress balloon tips (short form