Use this parameter to specify whether DATABridge should do an online extraction (the database is open for updates) or an offline extraction (the database is not open for updates, or least programs cannot update the data sets to be cloned). If you do not specify OFFLINE or ONLINE, Snapshot will do an online clone. You might want to clone offline to avoid having Snapshot sort and apply any fixup records to the extract files. Note that if the database has INDEPENDENTTRANS set, DBEngine will use SECURE STRUCTURE to enforce an offline clone, which allows other programs to update the data sets not being cloned. Otherwise, an offline dump is simulated.

Note: If you specify OFFLINE, there will not be a fixup phase in the replication process since there will be no updates to any of the extracted data sets.