Create a Data Replication Process

You can create a data replication process that is triggered manually, that runs automatically at a scheduled time, that recurs at regular intervals, or that is triggered by a job.

  1. Select Administration > Replication > Data Replication. A list of existing data replication processes is displayed.
  2. Copy an existing process or create a new one.
    • To copy an existing process, select it in the list, then click Copy. You can select multiple processes and copy them all at once. If you want to modify a generated process, click its process ID to open its details page, then click Edit.
    • To create a replication process from scratch, click New, then continue with the steps to configure it.
  3. The system generates a process ID. You can enter a different ID.
  4. From the dropdown list, select a target instance.
  5. (Optional) Enter a description.
  6. To refresh the page cache on the target instance at the end of the replication process, select Invalidate. It is selected by default. Clearing the cache temporarily degrades your site's performance, so in some cases you might want to select Do not invalidate. However, if you don't refresh the cache, shoppers could see outdated content on the storefront. Use the Do not invalidate option with caution.
  7. From the dropdown list, select an activation type. Remember that data is replicated in its state at the time the process runs, not the time when the process is defined.
    Option Description
    Manual The process runs when you manually trigger it.
    Automatic You schedule a single time when the process will run. Selecting this option displays date and time fields. The default value is the next midnight.
    Recurring You schedule a recurring time when the process will run. Selecting this option displays interval, date, and time fields. The default value is every day at midnight.
    Job Step The process is available to run as part of a job.
  8. From the dropdown list, select a notification email trigger. You can enter multiple target email addresses separated by commas.
    Option Description
    -None- No emails are sent.
    When Process Ends Sends an email to the specified addresses when the process ends, whether it succeeds or fails. If it hangs, then no email is sent.
    When Process Fails Sends an email to the specified addresses if the process fails. If the process succeeds or hangs, then no email is sent.
    Periodically Enter a number of minutes. While the process is running, emails are sent to the specified addresses at that interval until the process finishes. An email is also sent when the process succeeds or fails.
    The email notifications contain the start and end time of the process, the target system, the replication type, and the included replication tasks. In case of a failure, an error code is also included. Each process in a recurring series sends its own notification.
  9. Click Next.
  10. From the dropdown list, select a replication type.
  11. Select the replication tasks to include.
    Site-level replication tasks for new sites are disabled until you have successfully run a replication that includes their global-level site tasks..
  12. Click Next and review the process details.
  13. Click Create or Schedule to create the process. If you selected Manual activation, you can click Start to create the process and immediately run it.
    Once the data replication process has begun, it can't be deleted.