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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Configuration

The main problem of the initial MultiSite setup is one of combinatorial explosion. The simplest is to describe it with an example scenario.

Let's take a vob: /vob/a, with replicas s1 and s2 (we'll designate the replicas and the sites with the same names).

Suppose we create from site s1 a new replica s3, to be shipped and imported to site s3. Now, s2 will start creating and shipping to their destinations, sync packets for both s1 and s3.

Suppose now we create from site s3 a replica s4. On the same schedule as previously, s2 will now create and ship packets for s1, s3, and s4. And so forth. And every replica will receive packets from every other. All the three phases: export, shipping, import are thus impacted, and for all the existing ...

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