In the example, the four servers are already installed and have locations Austin and Budapest defined.


When enabling or initializing servers, the --topologyFilePath option can be used with dsreplication to specify a file with a series of hosts and ports available in the topology that can be used as source servers. This option is used in place of specifying host 1, port 1.

When the hosts file is used for an enable or initialize action, the servers in the file are tried sequentially until the new server is successfully enabled or added. The rest of the servers in the file are ignored. This ensures that a host server is always available for replication. This file is generated with the manage-topology export command.