How does replicationEZ work?
replicationEZ offers you robust features that range from parsing all databases and their replicas across multiple servers to mass-auditing replication discrepancies, to comparing properties, ACLs, selective replication formulas and more, all in one central interface—without you ever needing to open your Administrator client.
On this page, you'll find answers to some questions you might be wondering about: How does it "work"? How (and where) is it installed? Are there any risks? Is there an "undo" button? Etc. So, here you go!
How does replicationEZ "work"?
replicationEZ is a standalone compiled application coded in an efficient, low-level language. When installed, its executable file (replicationEZ.exe) is detached into your Notes Program Directory. Each time you start replicationEZ, a new Notes session is created, independent from your Notes client session. This means that replicationEZ runs parallel to your Notes and Designer client and thus will not interfere in any way.
In fact, you can think of replicationEZ as a special "Admin client" to help you oversee and manage all aspects of database replication across as many servers as you may need.
You can even select which ID you want to work with—without having to switch IDs in your Notes or Designer client!
What type of installation does replicationEZ require?
Like all other Ytria tools, replicationEZ is installed on the client side ONLY. There is no need to install anything on the server, and being a local install means no system downtime.
How does replicationEZ affect security?
replicationEZ offers you a multitude of features that surpass the functionality available in both the Notes and Designer clients (such as the ability to parse and display databases and their basic properties even for encrypted databases, or those you can’t normally access), but our tools NEVER bypass Notes security. Certain key options, such as modifying application settings, analyzing their content or ACLs, issuing console commands, or enabling Full Access Administration, require you to have the proper access rights to use them.
Are my modifications safe?
With replicationEZ, you can modify hundreds or thousands of databases in merely a few clicks. With that much such power available, how can you know that you're making the right changes? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Your modifications are protected by a two-step saving process that allows you to review your changes before deploying them—regardless of the modifications you've made.
What about speed? Do I get all this info right away?
The fact that replicationEZ is an independent, compiled program puts it in the position to outperform the Admin client or agents coded in LotusScript. But beyond that, replicationEZ can handle hundreds (even thousands) of databases across a multitude of servers, as well as display over 80 properties and settings for all those databases at once, giving you a much better overview of your global replication landscape. Loading that many databases and their settings is almost instantaneous, but scanning their contents (documents, designs, and even different classes of designs) to compare replicas can take a bit of time. We've built a bunch of pre-loading filter options into replicationEZ so you can pinpoint only the databases that you absolutely need to work with.
How does logging pertain to replicationEZ?
replicationEZ operates through the official Notes API channels; any changes that you perform will be reflected in the appropriate Domino logs upon saving them, however, we offer much more extensive history and log options than the native solutions. You can also create a special Modification Log database in which every single save operation performed using our EZ Suite tools will be logged. You can place this database on either your local machine, or one of your servers. You can even use our licensing system to route logging for all EZ Suite users into a central log database.