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Generate GUI popup Warning message for replications with "Same as source" protection

Idea ID 2855988

Generate GUI popup Warning message for replications with "Same as source" protection

Brief Description

Making a B2D replication with protection set to "Same as source" (default) may result in an unexpected behavior when the protection on the source objects has been modified before. The problem is explained here:

(DP) Support Tip: Set protection explicitly for replicated objects

This is a request to get some kind of Warning message about this potential issue while creating the copy specification in the GUI.

Benefits / Value

This is a hidden problem which has been seen in the past already and which will definitely be seen again in the future. The average (and even the more expert) user won't realize that the protection after replication may be different than what's seen in the IDB on the source media. Even worse, the person creating the copy specification may not be aware that the protection written on the source media differs from the current protection seen in the IDB and GUI. It may have been someone else modifying the protection.

 

Design details

The easiest option would be to just change the text "Same as source" on the "Options" screen into something explaining better that this means "Same as the original protection on the source" rather than "Same as the current protection on the source seen in the IDB". However, the problem with just changing the text is that it should also include this only applies to replications and not to regular object copies. Also to make sure most of the users understand what it really means, it may need more than just a few words.

The better option, also neater and giving the possibility to include some more extended explanation, would be a popup warning. This popup may be shown either as soon as selecting "Use replication" or otherwise (preferred option) before leaving the screen by clicking "Next" and that only when both "Use replication" and "Same as source" have been checked.

4 Comments
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert
Status changed to: Waiting for Votes
 
Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Thanks for explaining that same as source means "Same as the original protection on the source". In my opinion changing the label would be enough and not needed a popoup.

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

@Dionisio_S ,

But a regular object copy is using the IDB value. So the label will become a bit lengthy to fully explain the conditions. Hence the suggestion for a popup.

Koen

Micro Focus Expert
Micro Focus Expert

Agree

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