To understand the issues of replication and conflicts occur in Lotus Notes and resolve you must have to know the concept of Replication.
IBM Lotus Notes allows the Notes databases to synchronize between different computers and these machines stored the local synchronized copy of the database. This process of database synchronization is known as replication.
When there are two or more than two users edit or modify the single document and changes made get saves in different replicas between replication process. The following points how Domino server manages and saves these editing sessions:
The situation when two or more than two users open the same document and edit that document at the same time and on the same server, they may edit the same or different fields of the document is known as Save Conflicts. In that situation, the document which is saved firstly becomes the main document. A dialog box appears to indicates that the user saves a document from conflicting before the other second document gets saved. When the user saves it, the documents become the Replication or save conflict documents.
The following methods or techniques fixes or minimizes replication or save conflicts:
In the above article, we have discussed the concept of Replication. By using this technique of replication, multiple users can edit the same document in a single copy of database simultaneously or can edit the same document from different replicas of a database. In such situation, Domino server treats and stores one edited document in the main document and all other edited documents as a response document. This article explains how the Replication and Save conflicts situation take place and how to fix or eliminates it.