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SDE one way replication to a File GDB

Question asked by timdunlevie on Sep 10, 2014
Latest reply on Sep 10, 2014 by asengupta-esristaff

Hi guys,


Looking to setup a one-way replication of our Main Database (SDE - Parent) to a file Geodatabase (child)


The Main SDE instance will be where all the edits are done on one server.

The FGDB is simply a replica read/only instance which will sit on our WAN on a different server in another country.


After reading the ArcGIS Help guidelines it seems pretty straight forward, which is why I am asking if there's any other "catch" with regard to setting up this simple replication ? Anyone had experience is this situation?


I understand this statement from the Help is a prerequisite for the replication to take place:


Two-way and one-way parent-to-child replicas have these additional requirements:

  • Each dataset must have a GlobalID column. This column is used to maintain row uniqueness across geodatabases.
  • All spatial data must be stored in a high-precision spatial reference.


anything else I need to be aware of ?