The ASE Replicator User’s Guide describes how to use the ASE Replicator feature of Sybase® Adaptive Server® Enterprise to implement basic replication from a primary Adaptive Server to one or more remote Adaptive Servers.
This book is intended for System Administrators and Database Administrators who want to implement simple Adaptive Server replication with ASE Replicator.
This book contains the following chapters:
Chapter 1, “Introduction to ASE Replicator,” provides an introduction to replication system concepts and an overview of the ASE Replicator. This chapter describes the major ASE Replicator components and explains how they work.
Chapter 2, “Setting Up and Starting ASE Replicator,” describes the initial setup and configuration procedure for ASE Replicator. The setup procedures in this chapter must be performed after installing the software, and before replication can begin.
Chapter 3, “Administering ASE Replicator,” describes administrative operations, including managing and monitoring ASE Replicator and the replication system.
Chapter 4, “ASE Replicator Procedures,” describes the ASE Replicator command procedures in detail, including syntax, options, usage, and examples.
Chapter 5, “Troubleshooting ASE Replicator,” describes basic troubleshooting and recovery procedures for ASE Replicator.
Appendix A, “Distribution Database Schema,” describes the schema of the Distribution Database.
The Adaptive Server Enterprise documentation set comprises the following documents:
The release bulletin for your platform – contains last-minute information that was too late to be included in the books.
A more recent version of the release bulletin may be available on the World Wide Web. To check for critical product or document information that was added after the release of the product CD, use the Sybase Technical Library.
The Installation Guide for your platform – describes installation, upgrade, and configuration procedures for all Adaptive Server and related Sybase products.
Configuring Adaptive Server Enterprise for your platform – provides instructions for performing specific configuration tasks for Adaptive Server.
What’s New in Adaptive Server Enterprise? – describes the new features in Adaptive Server version 12.5, the system changes added to support those features, and the changes that may affect your existing applications.
Transact-SQL User’s Guide – documents Transact-SQL®, Sybase’s enhanced version of the relational database language. This manual serves as a textbook for beginning users of the database management system. This manual also contains descriptions of the pubs2 and pubs3 sample databases.
System Administration Guide – provides in-depth information about administering servers and databases. This manual includes instructions and guidelines for managing physical resources, security, user and system databases, and specifying character conversion, international language, and sort order settings.
Reference Manual – contains detailed information about all Transact-SQL commands, functions, procedures, and datatypes. This manual also contains a list of the Transact-SQL reserved words and definitions of system tables.
Performance and Tuning Guide – explains how to tune Adaptive Server for maximum performance. This manual includes information about database design issues that affect performance, query optimization, how to tune Adaptive Server for very large databases, disk and cache issues, and the effects of locking and cursors on performance.
The Utility Guide – documents the Adaptive Server utility programs, such as isql and bcp, which are executed at the operating system level.
The Quick Reference Guide – provides a comprehensive listing of the names and syntax for commands, functions, system procedures, extended system procedures, datatypes, and utilities in a pocket-sized book. Available only in print version.
The System Tables Diagram – illustrates system tables and their entity relationships in a poster format. Available only in print version.
Error Messages and Troubleshooting Guide – explains how to resolve frequently occurring error messages and describes solutions to system problems frequently encountered by users.
Component Integration Services User’s Guide – explains how to use the Adaptive Server Component Integration Services feature to connect remote Sybase and non-Sybase databases.
Java in Adaptive Server Enterprise – describes how to install and use Java classes as datatypes, functions, and stored procedures in the Adaptive Server database.
Using Sybase Failover in a High Availability System – provides instructions for using Sybase’s Failover to configure an Adaptive Server as a companion server in a high availability system.
Using Adaptive Server Distributed Transaction Management Features – explains how to configure, use, and troubleshoot Adaptive Server DTM features in distributed transaction processing environments.
EJB Server User’s Guide – explains how to use EJB Server to deploy and execute Enterprise JavaBeans in Adaptive Server.
XA Interface Integration Guide for CICS, Encina, and TUXEDO – provides instructions for using Sybase’s DTM XA interface with X/Open XA transaction managers.
Glossary – defines technical terms used in the Adaptive Server documentation.
Sybase jConnect for JDBC Programmer’s Reference – describes the jConnect for JDBC product and explains how to use it to access data stored in relational database management systems.
Full-Text Search Specialty Data Store User’s Guide – describes how to use the Full-Text Search feature with Verity to search Adaptive Server Enterprise data.
Historical Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Historical Server to obtain performance information for SQL Server and Adaptive Server.
Monitor Server User’s Guide – describes how to use Monitor Server to obtain performance statistics from SQL Server and Adaptive Server.
Monitor Client Library Programmer’s Guide – describes how to write Monitor Client Library applications that access Adaptive Server performance data.
Use the Sybase Technical Library CD and the Technical Library Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:
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To access the Technical Library Product Manuals Web site, go to Product Manuals.
The following style conventions are used in this manual:
In a sample screen display, commands you should enter exactly as shown appear in:
In a sample screen display, words that you should replace with the appropriate value for your installation are shown in:
In the regular text of this document, the names of files and directories appear in this font:
The names of programs, utilities, procedures, and commands appear in this font:
Table 1 shows the conventions for syntax statements that appear in this manual:
Command names, command option names, configuration parameter names, and other keywords are in this font in body text.
Variables, options, or words that stand for values that you fill in, are in this font in body text.
Curly braces indicate that you choose at least one of the enclosed options. Do not include braces in your option.
Brackets mean choosing one or more of the enclosed options is optional. Do not include brackets in your option.
Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.
The vertical bar means you may select only one of the options shown.
The comma means you may choose as many of the options shown as you like, separating your choices with commas to be typed as part of the command.
In this manual, most of the examples are in lowercase. However, you can disregard case when typing Transact-SQL keywords. For example, SELECT, Select, and select are the same.
Adaptive Server’s sensitivity to the case of database objects, such as table names, depends on the sort order installed on Adaptive Server. You can change case sensitivity for single-byte character sets by reconfiguring the Adaptive Server sort order. See the System Administration Guide for more information.
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