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Methods to manage replication of large documents in a mixed narrowband/broadband environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012727D
Original Publication Date: 2003-May-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-May-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 40K

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IBM

Abstract

Disclosed are techniques for the replication of large documents in a mixed narrowband/broadband environment

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  Methods to manage replication of large documents in a mixed narrowband/broadband environment

Disclosed are some techniques for managing the replication of large documents in Lotus Notes* databases used in a mixed connectivity environment.

In order to reduce data loads during replication, Lotus Notes supports document truncation. Truncated documents contain only 40 Kbytes or less of the original document, but can be fully recovered by user command. However, truncated documents are not always evident as such (depending on database design), and are usually recovered one at a time, as they are used, which is inefficient and occasionally frustrating.

The disclosed techniques depend on design elements which can be added to a Notes database to group all truncated documents together. This makes it easy for users to recover all documents at a single stroke when a broadband connection is available, or to make intelligent choices about which documents to recover over a narrowband connection (or when space is at a premium).

The design elements consist of views which include the condition "@isDocTruncated". These views show all truncated documents in the database, and the size of the attachments in the base documents. A user that wants all the documents can select all of them with the CTRL-A function and then issue the "Retrieve Entire Document" command to recover the documents in a background process. A user who wishes to be more selective can sort the documents by size or c...