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Release Bulletin Replication Server® Options Version 15.0 Linux, Microsoft Windows, and UNIX


Document ID: DC73463-01-1500-01

Last revised: November 2006

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Product summary

The Replication Server® Options (RSO) are only available separately from Replication Server. Also, you must already have Replication Server to obtain any Replication Server Options.

The Replication Server Options can be used with Replication Server for bidirectional replication across distributed, heterogeneous systems to allow you to perform different operational and decision-support tasks.

The Replication Server Options are compatible with the same platform and operating system configurations as Enterprise Connect Data Access™ (ECDA) 12.6.1 and Sybase Replication Agent™ 15.0. For specific hardware and software requirements, refer to the documentation for ECDA 12.6.1 and Sybase Replication Agent 15.0.

For more information, refer to the Replication Server Heterogeneous Replication Guide.

Version contents

Replication Server Options are available for Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, and IBM DB2 Universal Database (UDB). Each option contains licenses for accessing data only in the specified data source.

Note:Before version 12.5, ECDA options were sold as individual DirectConnect products named “DirectConnect for [target].” You will see the name “DirectConnect” used in the software and in documents, including this document.

As shown, all options contain ECDA and Replication Agent.

Special installation instructions

This section documents installation issues not covered in Replication Server Options component installation guides.

Replication Server Options licenses

For Replication Agent, review Chapter 3 of the Sybase Software Asset Management 2.0 User’s Guide.

For ECDA, use the static license included in the product documentation. To register this license, refer to the ECDA Installation Guides.

Note:Replication Agent uses SySAM 2.0, but ECDA uses SySAM 1.0. To allow these two versions of SySAM to work together, see instructions in Appendix F in the Sybase Software Asset Management 2.0 User’s Guide.

Known problems

The known issues for the Replication Server Options are listed below. For known issues concerning the Replication Agent and Enterprise Connect Data Access component products, see the following documents:

Known Sybase Installer issues

This section describes known issues with the Sybase Installer that are not specific to a particular data server type.

Cannot view text fields properly when using a Hummingbird Exceed client

If you use Hummingbird Exceed from a Windows workstation to install Sybase Replication Agent on a UNIX host, you might not be able to view all of the text fields on the Sybase Installer windows.

Workaround: Use a native X-Windows session to run the Sybase Installer, or run the Sybase Installer in console or silent mode. For details, see the Sybase Replication Agent Installation Guide.

Technical support

Each Sybase installation that has purchased a support contract has one or more designated people who are authorized to contact Sybase Technical Support. If you have any questions about this installation or if you need assistance during the installation process, ask the designated person to contact Sybase Technical Support or the Sybase subsidiary in your area.

Other sources of information

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Accessibility features

This document is available in an HTML version that is specialized for accessibility. You can navigate the HTML with an adaptive technology such as a screen reader, or view it with a screen enlarger.

Replication Server Options version 15.0 and the HTML documentation have been tested for compliance with U.S. government Section 508 Accessibility requirements. Documents that comply with Section 508 generally also meet non-U.S. accessibility guidelines, such as the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) guidelines for Web sites.

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