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Lesson 19. Understanding Replication > Creating a New Mail Replica

Creating a New Mail Replica

People who use their computers outside the office and away from the network are referred to as mobile users. If you're one of these mobile users, it's a good idea to replicate the important databases you need to your laptop before you take the laptop out of the office. This will save you time on the telephone lines. Of course, the most important of the databases you want to replicate is your mail database. Before you begin, confirm with your system administrator that you need to make a new Mail database replica. There could be a copy on your laptop that doesn't have an icon associated with it and therefore doesn't show in your workspace. To find out if a replica is on your computer, right-click the bookmark for your mail file and choose Open Replica. If local appears in the list of replicas, you already have the replica on your laptop. Notes is smart enough to place local replica information on the bookmark when you have opened the server copy if the local replica exists.

Making a new replica is a one-step process. Later in this lesson, the section Using the Replicator Page shows you how to update this replica (or replicate) on an ongoing basis. It's very important to make a new replica of a database only once:


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