A Microsoft database replication tool that copies data from legacy DB2 database tables on an IBM mainframe to Microsoft SQL Server database tables. The Host Data Replicator can copy data either on demand or according to a predefined schedule.
The Host Data Replicator consists of a data replicator service implemented as a service in Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 plus an administrative tool called the Data Replication Manager. The Host Data Replicator performs the replication by taking a snapshot of the entire source table.
It then either copies the entire snapshot to the target database table, overwriting any records in the existing target table, or appends the information to the target table, depending on how it is configured. The Host Data Replicator can also replicate SQL Server tables back to a DB2 database.
The Host Data Replicator is supported by Microsoft SNA Server version 3 and later and Microsoft SQL Server version 6.5 and later.