HelpNotes/Domino BasicsNotesHow do I create a local replica?

How do I create a local replica?

Creating a new replica is fastest in your own office; you can of course do so via the Internet but that will depend on your Internet speed and can take a fair bit of time depending on the database size too. If the case is over a couple of gb in size, we recommend you only create new replicas from within your office.

Make sure you have Advanced Menus checked on the top menu

On the workspace, locate and right click on the case you want to use off-line.

The Create Replica dialog box opens with various settings preset, including the File path field with MF\<your casename>.NSF (Test 1.NSF here). Leave all these settings as they are.

MFHS users' \MF folder will be a subfolder of their locator prefix as shown below.

Click OK.

The replicator page opens and you can see the new replica being created. Any previously created local replicas are also shown here

On the workspace, the database icon now shows a drop down arrow on its right. Click and hold the arrow to select or switch replicas. When the icon says "Local" you are working locally. When it says "domino01" or your server name you are on your Domino server.

Below, domino01 is selected and my cursor is on Local as I want to switch to the local replica.

We suggest you now turn off Advanced Menus.

Double click on the icon to open the local replica.