Considerations for large databases

Transfer the initial snapshot of the entity and link data from a large publication database to your subscriber sites by backing up the publication database (in SQL Server) and then restoring it over the empty subscription databases.

This process:
  • Ensures that all the required iBase system and user tables are created correctly - most of the iBase system tables are not replicated.
  • Avoids the need to transfer large amounts of data over your communication links.
  • Ensures that the Subscriber receives all the updates made to the publication database since the publication was created and the Subscriber configured (if the time lapse between the two does not exceed the expiration setting on the publication).
  • Allows you to synchronize the newly configured Subscribers and Publisher at a convenient time.