Chapter 2. Tutorial: Two Tier

Table of Contents

2.1. Create Master Node
2.2. Add A Node
2.3. Setup a Table for Synchronization

2.1. Create Master Node

Open the web console and press the button.

  • Enter your database information for your master node.

  • Select standard two tier configuration

  • Select default sync url

  • Choose a password for your admin user for the pro console

  • Login

2.2. Add A Node

  • Add a node through the tab using the menu and clicking the button.

  • Decide if you are going to setup a multi-homed or remote node.

    Click the button for a multi-homed node (runs in same instance of Symmetric DS).

    Click the button for a remote node (runs in different instance of Symmetric DS).


    Performance will increase the closer the nodes are to their respective databases. So typically multiple instances of SymmetricDS are installed on or near each database instance. Once the new installation is finished navigate to the web console on the new installation to complete the remote node setup.

  • Enter your database information for your node.

  • Set the registration url to the sync url of your master node (created above)

  • Select the client group

  • Select an external id (usually a store number or some way to identify the node)

  • Select default sync url

2.3. Setup a Table for Synchronization

  • Create a Trigger

    From the tab select and click the button.

    Select a table to synch.

  • Link Routers

    Select the row for the table that was just added and click the button.


    Tables that have NOT yet been linked will be respresented by the icon.

    Select the router(s) to be used.


    Tables that have been linked will be respresented by the icon.

  • Verify

    Insert, update, or delete into the table that is now setup in one node.

    Check to see that the change was captured and sent to the other node.

Congratulations! You have completed the "Quick Start: Two Tier".