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Geodatabase replication enhancements in ArcGIS Pro 3.1

It is that time of the year when we, as a team, share the work we have been doing in the past year with you all. Among other great geodatabase related enhancements and performance improvements we have been working on, the highlight of this blog is on geodatabase replication. Some of the things we are going to talk about are the ability to manage feature services replicas, schema changes, and the ability to manage replicas at the feature class level.  

What has been done in previous releases 

In the ArcGIS Pro 2.9 release, we added support for geodatabase replication in disconnected environments. Check out this blog to learn more.

For discoverability and ease of use, we added the four tools that allow exchange of messages to manually synchronize replicas and transfer data in a disconnected environment.  

ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Distributed Geodatabase context menu options
ArcGIS Pro 2.9 Distributed Geodatabase context menu options

What has been added in this next release 

Replica Schema Changes tools

In the upcoming ArcGIS Pro 3.1 release we’ve added the three tools necessary to work with replica schema changes: 

You can access the tools from the following locations: 

Replica Schema geoprocessing tools
Replica Schema geoprocessing tools
Manage Replicas Menu
Manage Replicas Menu
Distributed Geodatabase context menu
Distributed Geodatabase context menu

Access the Manage Replicas pane from the feature class context menu

We’ve added a new Manage Replicas tab from option on  the feature class right click context menu to help determine if a feature class pr table is participating in a replica 

Prior to the Pro 3.1 release, the Manage Replicas pane could only be accessed from the Distributed Geodatabase context menu at the geodatabase level. With this new release, we wanted to offer a more convenient route to identify if a feature class or table participates in any replicas by adding the Manage Replicas tab at the feature class and table level.  

Manage Replicas option
Manage Replicas option

Feature service replicas in the Manage Replicas pane

When you take a map offline, ArcGIS Pro will create a feature service replica. This feature service replica is used to facilitate the syncing of data when the map is brought back online.

We’ve added a new tab to the Manage Replicas pane to display these feature service replicas, view their properties, and manage them. This is especially helpful with unregistering a replica in the event that it is no longer needed or the associated feature service has been deleted and the replica is now orphaned.

Feature Services Replicas
Feature Services Replicas

We hope you find these new improvements helpful in your replication workflows and encourage you to continue to post your ideas on the Data Management page on Esri Community.  

 

 

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Product Engineer in the Geodatabase team, passionate about making a difference in people's lives using GIS. Hiker and a true Éclair and Crêpe lover in her free time.

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