The first step in setting up ASE Replicator is configuring the primary database server—the Adaptive Server on which the Distribution Database and the primary database (or databases) reside. If the primary Adaptive Server is not configured as described in Chapter 2, “Setting Up and Starting ASE Replicator,” you cannot start replication.
Some typical symptoms of primary Adaptive Server configuration problems are:
The ASE Replicator process fails to start up, or shuts down immediately after starting.
You cannot log in to the Adaptive Server using the ASE Replicator system user name.
The ASE Replicator process starts and runs and you can log in to the Adaptive Server, but all ASE Replicator procedures, including sp_helprep, always return an error.
In the Sybase Central window, the ASE Replicator icon does not appear under the primary Adaptive Server icon in the left pane.
You cannot create ASE Replicator objects, such as database connections, publications and subscriptions, or primary and replicate articles.
To correct Adaptive Server configuration problems
See “Configuring the primary Adaptive Server” and verify that all the configuration tasks described in that section are completed.