Replication Option (Accept No changes From Local Replicas) 
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: Domino Server / Admin Tools
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: Tim Paque2656 09 Apr 2009
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Once in a while we will have an old replica push in records that were long ago deleted, and it creates havoc.   There are just too many of them in the field to know for sure who has one that hasn't replicated all year.
I would like an option on the server replicas that tells them to only Push not Pull from Local Replicas for certain databses.

1) David Hablewitz15116 (16 Apr 2009)
First, I don't think an option to ALWAYS "accept no changes from a local replica" would accomplish the intended objective. If that is your goal, then just give those users Reader access. But if they need to replicate changes then that won't do.

One option is to increase the deletion stub purge interval to something very long, say 365 days. But the side effect of this is to consume resources maintaining the deletion stubs for so long and it only works if you never have to clear the deletion stubs. If they are ever cleared, a subsequent replication from a stale replica can restore unwanted deleted data. (This actually exposes another limitation: the purge interval is tied (obscurely) to the replication setting to Remove documents not modified in the last X days.)

So perhaps it would be more appropriate to have a solution that would accept no changes from local replicas **that have not replicated for longer than the deletion stub purge interval**. For that matter, don't limit this to local replicas. Servers have been known to cause this problem too. (Replication settings already apply to any replica) And that has already been proposed as an enhancement here:

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though it received a much less positive response.

Clearly this is a problem that needs to be addressed. Perhaps now it will get the positive votes that it merits.


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