Before you start
This tutorial gives an overview of IDS replication technologies.
This complimentary series of nine tutorials has been developed to help you prepare for the IBM Informix Dynamic Server 11.50 Fundamentals certification exam (555). This certification exam will test your knowledge of entry-level administration of IDS 11.50, including basic SQL (Structured Query Language), how to install IDS 11.50, how to create databases and database objects, security, transaction isolation, backup and recovery procedures, and data replication technologies and purposes. These tutorials provide a solid base for each section of the exam. However, you should not rely on these tutorials as your only preparation for the exam.
This tutorials discusses different replication and high availability technologies offered by IDS 11.50. It explains how to configure High Availability Data Replication (HDR), Enterprise Replication (ER), Remote Standalone secondary (RSS) servers, Shared Disk secondary (SDS) servers, and continuous log restore.
This tutorial is designed to help you become familiar with:
- Different replication technologies offered by IDS
- The difference between the various replication technologies
- Different replication terminologies
- How to setup up HDR, ER, RSS, SDS, and continuous log restore
This tutorial is written for IDS database professionals whose skills and experience are at a beginning to intermediate level. You should be comfortable in setting up the sqlhosts file, setting configuration parameters, and starting IDS. You should be familiar with different IDS utilities like onmode, onstat, ontape, ON-bar, and so on.
To run the examples in this tutorial, you need a UNIX computer with IDS installed and to be able to start two IDS instances.