Unable to synchronize replicas using a Python script

Last Published: January 31, 2022

Error Message

Attempts to synchronize replicas using a Python script fail, returning the following error message:

ERROR 000582: Error occurred during execution.


This error can occur due to following:

  • Some of the tables in the child file geodatabase are compressed. Compressed tables or feature classes cannot be edited, hence making the replica function is unable to execute. For more information on compression, refer to ArcGIS Help: Geodatabase compression.
  • The desired replica is not specified accurately. Multiple replicas with the same name can exist in the system causing a conflict in the script when attempting to synchronize.

Solution or Workaround

The following are two possible workarounds depending on the causes stated above:

  • Uncompress tables and feature classes
Ensure the tables or feature classes in the geodatabase are uncompressed. Compression is commonly practiced to maintain database performance. For more information on compression, refer to ArcGIS Help: Uncompress File Geodatabase Data.
  • Specify the exact replica to synchronize
Use the qualified field name of the replica in the Python script when attempting to synchronize the replica. The qualified field name of the replica allows the system to accurately identify the origins of the replica. For more information, refer to ArcGIS Help: Qualified Field Names.
  • Manually synchronize the replica
In certain scenarios, a replica may experience conflicts with other replicas in the database. To resolve these conflicts, manually synchronize the replica. To do so, refer to ArcGIS Desktop Help: Resolving synchronization conflicts manually.

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