Switching the Primary definition node v6.2

After the multi-master replication system is created, you can switch the role of the primary definition node with another primary node.

Step 1: Make sure the publication server whose node is the parent of the primary nodes of the replication system is running and has been registered in the xDB Replication Console you are using. See Section Registering a Publication Server for directions on starting and registering a publication server.

Step 2: Select the Publication Database node corresponding to the primary node that you wish to set as the primary definition node.

Selecting the primary node to set as the master definition node

Figure 6-69: Selecting the primary node to set as the primary definition node

Step 3: Click the secondary mouse button on the Publication Database node and choose Set as PDN.

Setting the master definition node

Figure 6-70: Setting the primary definition node

Step 4: In the Set as PDN confirmation box, click the Yes button.

Set as PDN confirmation

Figure 6-71: Set as PDN confirmation

Step 5: The selected master node is now the master definition node.

Database promoted to master definition node

Figure 6-72: Database promoted to primary definition node

Step 6: The value Yes in the PDN field of the Property window indicates this database is the primary definition node.

Note

The new primary definition node is moved to the top of the replication tree in the xDB Replication Console.

Master definition node (PDN) indicated by ‘Yes’ in the Property window

Figure 6-73: Primary definition node (PDN) indicated by ‘Yes’ in the Property window

Note

You should now perform a synchronization replication to ensure that the new primary definition node is synchronized with the other primary nodes. See Performing Synchronization Replication for directions on performing a synchronization replication.