In general, synchronization of object information throughout your GroupWise system occurs automatically. Whenever you add, delete, or modify a GroupWise object, the information is automatically replicated to all appropriate databases. Ideally, each domain database (wpdomain.db) in your system contains original records for all objects it owns and accurately replicated records for all objects owned by other domains. However, because unavoidable events such as power outages and hardware problems can disrupt network connectivity, information in various databases might get out of sync.
If you think you have a synchronization problem, especially soon after adding, deleting, or modifying objects, it is wise to check Pending Operations to make sure your changes have been processed. See Section 4.5, Pending Operations. When waiting for replication to take place, patience is a virtue.
When information differs between the original record and a replicated record, the original record is considered correct. If you perform synchronization from the owning domain, the owning domain notifies the primary domain of the correct information, then the primary domain broadcasts the correct information to all secondary domains. Therefore, the best place to perform synchronization is from the domain that owns the object that is out of sync. The next best place to perform synchronization is from the primary domain, because the primary domain sends a request to the owning domain for the correct information, then broadcasts the correct information to all secondary domains.
Any GroupWise object can be synchronized: