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Replicator 7.4 - Quick Start Guide

Connecting the Second Web Application the First Web Application

The following steps will allow you to create a return connection from the second web application to the first web application:

1.On the Central Administration Application Management page, under Metalogix Replicator, click Manage replication connections.

2.On the Manage Replication Connections page, click Add Connection.

3.On the Configure Replication Connection page, in the Web Application field, select the correct URL for the second web application.

4.Under Connection Name, enter a name to describe this connection. Since you will create two connections for each pair of web applications, we suggest you indicate the direction of each connection in its name.

5.Under Target Web Application, specify the credentials for an account that can authorize this connection on the second web application, such as a local or domain administrator.

6.Click Test Connection to verify the information you entered. If the test succeeds, then continue with the next step. If it does not, then correct the reported error and test the connection again.

7.To configure bidirectional replication, under Replication Groups, ensure that Worldwide Connections is in the Selected Replication Groups. To configure one way replication to this web application, move Worldwide Connections out of the Selected Replication groups.

Click OK to save this change and return to the Manage Replication Connections page. The new connection is listed on this page.

Mapping SharePoint Content for Replication

A Replication Map Family specifies the SharePoint content you want to replicate and its schedule. To create a Map Family:

1.Open Central Administration for the first web application in a browser window.

2.Click Application Management.

3.Under Metalogix Replicator, click Manage Map Families.

4.On the Manage Map Families page, click Add Map Family

5.On the Configure Map Family page, in the Web Application field, select the correct URL for the first web application.
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6.Under Map Family Name, enter a name to describe this map family.

7.Under Map Family Scope, select Web Application. This configures the Map Family to replicate all changes at the web application level and lower in the SharePoint hierarchy.

8.Click OK to create the Map Family. After you click OK, the Configure Replication Map Settings page opens.

9.On the Configure Replication Map Settings page, you can specify the specific events to replicate and also the connections in your Replication Group to push changes from this web application to the target. Click OK to return to the Manage Map Families page.

Replicator will automatically replicate this Map Family to the second web application and enable it for any Replication Connections in the same Replication Group. If you left Worldwide Connections as a Selected Replication Group, then this map family will replicate changes made to either web application bi-directionally.

If you deselected Worldwide Connections then this Map Family will only replicate changes made on the first web application to the second web application. Changes made to the second web application will not be replicated back to the first.


Next Steps

Now that you have completed the installation of Replicator, feel free to proceed to the Metalogix Replicator Evaluation Guide. The Evaluation Guide will provide you with a detailed overview of various scenarios you can work through in order to evaluate Replicator.  

Please also see the following Metalogix Replicator documentation for various details. They can all be found in the zip file you received with Metalogix Replicator.

Product and Concepts Guide

The Product and Concepts Guide provides a high-level overview of Metalogix Replicator and describes new features introduced in this release.

Installation Guide

The Installation Guide guides you through the Metalogix Replicator Lifecycle for installing, configuring, and operating Replicator. After completing this guide you will have a working Replication Network where changes made on one web application are automatically replicated to the other.

Evaluation Guide

The Evaluation Guide guides you through various Metalogix Replicator scenarios, provided for the purpose of reviewing Replicator within your own SharePoint environment. Prospective Clients are encouraged to use this guide to test Replicator.

Reference Guide

The Reference Guide describes the operations and user interface available to replication administrators through the SharePoint Central Administration and Site Administration pages.

Command-line Reference

The Command-line Reference describes the Command Prompt and Windows PowerShell commands you can use to configure and maintain your Replication Network.

Scenario Guides

Scenario Guides describe specific product features and how to implement and configure them for your SharePoint environment.


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