Connected and disconnected replication

This topic applies to ArcEditor and ArcInfo only.

Geodatabase replication works in both connected and disconnected environments.

With connected replication, replica geodatabases are connected by computer networks (wired or wireless). This can be either of the following:

Disconnected replication occurs when the replica geodatabases are not connected by any computer network.

The replica creation process, synchronization process, and the process of applying schema changes can all be performed in either a connected or a disconnected environment.