The replication purge delay specifies the period after which the directory server purges changes on the replication server database. Any change that is older than the purge delay is removed from the replication server database regardless of whether the change has been applied.

Currently, the PingDirectory Server sets the default purge delay to one day. Administrators can change the default purge delay using the dsconfig tool. To ensure proper replication processing, you must have the same purge delay value set for all replication servers in the topology.

  • Use dsconfig to change the purge delay. The property accepts time units of seconds (s), minutes (m), hours (h), days (d), or weeks (w). The following command is entered on the command line and changes the purge delay from the default one day to two days.
    In dsconfig interactive mode, open the Advanced objects menu. Select Replication Server. Select the replication synchronization provider, and then select the option to change the replication purge delay.
    $ bin/dsconfig set-replication-server-prop \
      --provider-name "Multimaster Synchronization" \
      --set "replication-purge-delay:2 d"