We’ve extended the one-way replication model at 9.3 to include file and personal geodatabases. So now when you are creating a one-way replica, the destination doesn’t have to be an ArcSDE geodatabase, it can also be a file or personal geodatabase.
This opens up a host of new replication scenarios since the child replica doesn’t need to be versioned or have SDE technology. This will also leverage one-way implementations such as production-publication scenarios or mobile users working in the field.
Here are a few more sources of information on replication topics:
- Gary MacDougal and I put together a whitepaper detailing common scenarios for replication called An Overview of Distributing Data with Geodatabases.
- The help topic Working with geodatabase replication offers a good walkthrough of implementing replication with links to other essential replication topics.
- Also, a new video in the 9.3 help system offers an example of how to create and synchronize replicas in a connected environment.