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15.19. Forcing Replication Updates

If you stop a Directory Server instance that is involved in replication for regular maintenance, you must update the replication immediately when it comes back online. In the case of a supplier in a multi-supplier environment, the directory information needs to be updated by an other supplier in the setup. In other cases, for example if you take down a hub or a dedicated consumer for maintenance and then come back online later, the supplier server needs to update the status.


  • The replication is set up.
  • The consumer has been initialized.


  1. Check if the replication agreement has an update schedule configured:
    # dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap:// repl-agmt get --suffix="dc=example,dc=com" agreement_name
    If the output of the command contains nsDS5ReplicaUpdateSchedule: * or the nsDS5ReplicaUpdateSchedule parameter is not present, no update schedule is configured.
    If nsDS5ReplicaUpdateSchedule contains a schedule, such as shown below, note the value:
    nsDS5ReplicaUpdateSchedule: 0800-2200 0246
  2. If an update schedule is configured, enter the following command to temporary disable it:
    # dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap:// repl-agmt set --schedule \* --suffix="dc=example,dc=com" agreement_name
  3. Temporarily disable the replication agreement:
    # dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap:// repl-agmt disable --suffix="dc=example,dc=com" agreement_name
  4. Re-enable the replication agreement to force the replication update:
    # dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap:// repl-agmt enable --suffix="dc=example,dc=com" agreement_name
  5. If a replication schedule was configured at the beginning of this procedure, set the schedule to the previous value:
    # dsconf -D "cn=Directory Manager" ldap:// repl-agmt set --schedule "0800-2200 0246" --suffix="dc=example,dc=com" agreement_name