About this book


This guide is for System Administrators or other qualified installers who are familiar with their system’s environment, networks, disk resources, and media devices.

How to use this book

This book explains how to:

Replication Server version 15.0.1 works on these platforms:

Use this book with the Replication Server Installation Guide for UNIX platforms to install and set up Replication Server. Use Replication Server Installation Guide for Linux if you are on the Linux/Intel platform.

The information in this book is organized as follows:

Related documents

The Sybase Replication Server documentation set consists of the following:

Other sources of information

Use the Sybase Getting Started CD, the SyBooks™ CD, and the Sybase Product Manuals Web site to learn more about your product:

Sybase certifications on the Web

Technical documentation at the Sybase Web site is updated frequently.

StepsFinding the latest information on product certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click Certification Report.

  3. In the Certification Report filter select a product, platform, and timeframe and then click Go.

  4. Click a Certification Report title to display the report.

StepsFinding the latest information on component certifications

  1. Point your Web browser to Availability and Certification Reports.

  2. Either select the product family and product under Search by Base Product; or select the platform and product under Search by Platform.

  3. Select Search to display the availability and certification report for the selection.

StepsCreating a personalized view of the Sybase Web site (including support pages)

Set up a MySybase profile. MySybase is a free service that allows you to create a personalized view of Sybase Web pages.

  1. Point your Web browser to Technical Documents.

  2. Click MySybase and create a MySybase profile.

Sybase EBFs and software maintenance

StepsFinding the latest information on EBFs and software maintenance

  1. Point your Web browser to the Sybase Support Page.

  2. Select EBFs/Maintenance. If prompted, enter your MySybase user name and password.

  3. Select a product.

  4. Specify a time frame and click Go. A list of EBF/Maintenance releases is displayed.

    Padlock icons indicate that you do not have download authorization for certain EBF/Maintenance releases because you are not registered as a Technical Support Contact. If you have not registered, but have valid information provided by your Sybase representative or through your support contract, click Edit Roles to add the “Technical Support Contact” role to your MySybase profile.

  5. Click the Info icon to display the EBF/Maintenance report, or click the product description to download the software.


This section describes the stylistic and syntactic conventions used in this book.

Style conventions Syntax statements (displaying the syntax and options for a command) are printed as follows:

alter user user
set password new_passwd
[verify password old_passwd]

Examples that show the use of Replication Server commands are printed as follows:

alter user louise
 set password hFE5t
 verify password hFE5t

Command names, command option names, program names, program flags, keywords, configuration parameters, functions, and stored procedures are printed as follows:

Syntax conventions Syntax formatting conventions are summarized in Table 1. Examples combining these elements follow.

Table 1: Syntax formatting conventions




Variables (words standing for values that you fill in) are in italics.

{ }

Curly braces mean you must choose at least one of the enclosed options. Do not include braces in the command.

[ ]

Brackets mean you may choose or omit enclosed options. Do not include brackets in the command.


Vertical bars mean you may choose no more than one option (enclosed in braces or brackets).


Commas mean you may choose as many options as you need (enclosed in braces or brackets). Separate your choices with commas, to be typed as part of the command.

Commas may also be required in other syntax contexts.

( )

Parentheses are to be typed as part of the command.


An ellipsis (three dots) means you may repeat the last unit as many times as you need. Do not include ellipses in the command.

Obligatory Choices:

{red | yellow | blue}

Optional choices:

Repeating elements:

An ellipsis (...) means that you may repeat the last unit as many times as you need. For the alter function replication definition command, for example, you can list one or more parameters and their datatypes for either the add clause or the add searchable parameters clause:

alter function replication definition function_rep_def
	{deliver as 'proc_name' |
	add @parameter datatype[, @parameter
		datatype]... |
	add searchable parameters @parameter
		[, @parameter]... |
	send standby {all | replication definition}

Accessibility features

This document is available in an HTML version that is specialized for accessibility. You can navigate the HTML with an adaptive technology such as a screen reader, or view it with a screen enlarger.

Replication Server HTML documentation has been tested for compliance with U.S. government Section 508 Accessibility requirements. Documents that comply with Section 508 generally also meet non-U.S. accessibility guidelines, such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines for Web sites.

NoteYou might need to configure your accessibility tool for optimal use. Some screen readers pronounce text based on its case; for example, they pronounce ALL UPPERCASE TEXT as initials, and MixedCase Text as words. You might find it helpful to configure your tool to announce syntax conventions. Consult the documentation for your tool.

For information about how Sybase supports accessibility, see Sybase Accessibility. The Sybase Accessibility site includes links to information on Section 508 and W3C standards.

If you need help

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you cannot resolve a problem using the manuals or online help, please have the designated person contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your area.