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Domino System Administration by Rob Kirkland

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Creating New Replicas

In the preceding bullet list, one of the recommendations was to minimize the number of replicas of a database in order to minimize the opportunity for replication conflicts and to minimize the demand that replication makes on a network. The implication of that recommendation is that replicas are bad. But that would be an unwarranted conclusion. Within reason, creating replicas of databases is a good thing. The benefits of adding new replicas of a database include the following:

  • You distribute the load of a heavily used database across more servers, improving server performance in the process.

  • You can localize network traffic and make data more available to remote users by putting replicas of databases on servers that are ...

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