Following up with Bruce Elgort there is a not documented console command existing which allows the creation of database (replica-) copies. I guess this is a function I was ever longing for.
First of all we need to enable the command in setting the CLUSTER_ADMIN_ON notes.ini variable to 1 submitting
set configuration CLUSTER_ADMIN_ON=1
on the server console. This can be enabled even if the server is not a cluster member.
This setting enables a new command:
CL COPY sourcedb targetdb options
where sourcedb and targetdb are submitted in the format server!!databasename.Ã‚Â Optional commandÃ‚Â options are
replica – to create a replica copy of the database
template to create a template copy (design only) of the database
Be careful when using the command since it does not checkÃ‚Â if the destination database is already existingÃ‚Â and will overwrite the destination without further question.
Thanks Bruce for pointing this out. Looking forward to further updates via the Taking Notes Podcast.