Deleted Documents, Deletion Stubs, and Purging

If you haven't figured it out yet, you may be wondering what becomes of documents deleted from a database during replication. At first glance you might assume that, because a document no longer exists (it was deleted) on the replica on S1, replication should cause S2 to send a new copy of the deleted record to S1, so that they'll both have a copy.That can happen, but it does so very rarely, because certain features of Notes tend to minimize the possibility.

For example, when a user deletes a document, the document does not ordinarily disappear from the database. Rather, the data fields are deleted but a "deletion stub" remains in the database. (That's a hard deletion. If soft deletions are ...

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