Replication repositories are created during a repository import. This process also
establishes a relationship between the primary repository and replication repository.
Ensure that the following requirements are met:
- The file to be imported into the replication server(s) must be one that was
exported from a primary server. Additionally, there must not have been any
changes to the primary repository during primary-replication setup.
- The repository server on the remote host (primary server) is currently running,
and is indeed currently hosting an instance of the repository you are now
To set up a repository as a replication repository, do the following:
If not already running, open the
Repository Server Control Panel dialog box.
Click Import Repository
on the toolbar, or select .
In the Open dialog box, specify the path to the
.dat file to be imported.
Tip: You can select multiple repository files to import them in a
Click the Open button.
The Import Repository dialog box appears and
displays information on the selected repository files in the Import
repository exported from a pre-7.3 version of TestArchitect may have an
issue when imported into TestArchitect 7.3 or later, if the original
repository name contained any underscore (_)
characters. Please note that the suggested name in
the Repository Name column may not accurately
reflect the original name.
Select the Import as Replication Repository check
Restriction: Since you are importing the repository as a replication, you are not
allowed to modify the default name in the Repository
A status bar indicating the progress of the import is visible in the bottom
left corner of the Import Repository dialog box.
When the import process finishes, a successful notification message
replaces the progress bar in the status area. The successfully imported
repositories display a status of Done.
Click Close to exit the Import
Repository dialog box.
The Repository Server - Control Panel dialog box
Configure the imported repository to designate it as a replication
In the Repository Server Control Panel dialog box,
select the repository that you imported as a replication repository,
then click the Set Primary Repository
button on the toolbar.
The Primary repository dialog box appears,
requiring you to supply the connection information for the associated
primary repository server.
In the IP box, enter either the IP address or
the hostname of the repository server which hosts the primary
The default port for repository servers is
53400, and appears in the
Port box. Leave this as is, unless a
different port is used on the server to which you are referring.
If the repository is successfully imported as a replication
repository, the host and port of the associated primary repository are
displayed in the Primary Repository field in the
Repository List panel . Likewise, a check of
the Repository Server Control Panel dialog box on
the remote host reveals a complementary link in the
Replication Repository field.
When your replication repository is down (not running), you must switch to the
primary repository to continue your work.