IdM/IPA replica install error - Replica has a different generation ID than the local data. - scenario with multiple replica install and un-install

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Issue

An IdM / IPA replica configuration may fail with error:

Replica has a different generation ID than the local data.

There may be different cause for this error, and this note will only focus on the possible scenario of multiple replica install and un-install attempts.
Another article explain the case of network errors between an IPA master and an IPA replica.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • IPA IdM

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