This manual is intended for customers who are installing and using Replication Server® 15.0 and the subsequent EBFs.
This book describes the new Sybase® Replication Server and Replication Manager version 15.0 features. It also provides information about the Replication Monitoring Services (RMS), a new component in Replication Server version 15.0 that provides monitoring capabilities for the replication environment.
This book also provides information about the features and system changes in Replication Server version 12.6.
Chapter 1, “New Features in RMS 15.0 EBF nos. 13416, 13417, 13418, 13419, 13425,” describes the features developed after the Replication Server 15.0 release.
Chapter 2, “New Features in Replication Server Version 15.0,” describes the Replication Server version 15.0 features.
Chapter 3, “System Changes in Replication Server 15.0,” describes new and changed commands, stored procedures, configuration parameters, system tables, keywords, and so on in Replication Server version 15.0.
Chapter 4, “New Features in Replication Manager 15.0,” describes the new features introduced with Replication Manager version 15.0.
Chapter 5, “Introducing Replication Monitoring Services,” introduces the new component in Replication Server 15.0. The Replication Monitoring Services is a middle-management layer for monitoring large and complex replication environments.
Chapter 6, “New Features in Replication Server Version 12.6,”describes new and changed commands, stored procedures, configuration parameters, system tables, keywords, and so on in Replication Server version 12.6.
Chapter 7, “System Changes in Replication Server 12.6,” describes the Replication Server 12.6 features.
The Sybase Replication Server documentation set consists of the following:
The release bulletin for your platform – contains last-minute information that was too late to be included in the books.
A more recent version of the release bulletin may be available on the Sybase Product Manuals Web site. To check for critical product or document information that was added after the release of the product CD, use the Getting Started CD.
Installation Guide for your platform – describes installation and upgrade procedures for all Replication Server and related products.
What’s New in Replication Server? (this book) – describes the new features in Replication Server version 15.0 and the system changes added to support those features.
Administration Guide – contains an introduction to replication systems. This manual includes information and guidelines for creating and managing a replication system, setting up security, recovering from system failures, and improving performance.
Configuration Guide for your platform – describes configuration procedures for all Replication Server and related products, and explains how to use the rs_init configuration utility.
Design Guide – contains information about designing a replication system and integrating heterogeneous data servers into a replication system.
Getting Started with Replication Server – provides step-by-step instructions for installing and setting up a simple replication system.
Heterogeneous Replication Guide – describes how to use Replication Server to replicate data between databases supplied by different vendors.
Reference Manual – contains the syntax and detailed descriptions of Replication Server commands in the Replication Command Language (RCL); Replication Server system functions; Sybase Adaptive Server® commands, system procedures, and stored procedures used with Replication Server; Replication Server executable programs; and Replication Server system tables.
System Tables Diagram – illustrates system tables and their entity relationships in a poster format. Available only in print version.
Troubleshooting Guide – contains information to aid in diagnosing and correcting problems in the replication system.
Replication Manager plug-in help, which contains information about using Sybase Central™ to manage Replication Server.
Use the Sybase Getting Started CD, the SyBooks™ CD, and the Sybase Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:
The Getting Started CD contains release bulletins and installation guides in PDF format, and may also contain other documents or updated information not included on the SyBooks CD. It is included with your software. To read or print documents on the Getting Started CD, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader, which you can download at no charge from the Adobe Web site using a link provided on the CD.
The SyBooks CD contains product manuals and is included with your software. The Eclipse-based SyBooks browser allows you to access the manuals in an easy-to-use, HTML-based format.
Some documentation may be provided in PDF format, which you can access through the PDF directory on the SyBooks CD. To read or print the PDF files, you need Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Refer to the SyBooks Installation Guide on the Getting Started CD, or the README.txt file on the SyBooks CD for instructions on installing and starting SyBooks.
The Sybase Product Manuals Web site is an online version of the SyBooks CD that you can access using a standard Web browser. In addition to product manuals, you will find links to EBFs/Maintenance, Technical Documents, Case Management, Solved Cases, newsgroups, and the Sybase Developer Network.
To access the Sybase Product Manuals Web site, go to Product Manuals.
Technical documentation at the Sybase Web site is updated frequently.
Finding the latest information on product certifications
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In the Certification Report filter select a product, platform, and timeframe and then click Go.
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Finding the latest information on EBFs and software maintenance
Point your Web browser to the Sybase Support Page.
Select EBFs/Maintenance. If prompted, enter your MySybase user name and password.
Select a product.
Specify a time frame and click Go. A list of EBF/Maintenance releases is displayed.
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Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Maintenance report, or click the product description to download the software.
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