A child replica is a copy of a dataset (the parent replica) existing in a separate location. A child replica inherits most of its attributes, including relationship class, domains, datasets, topologies and behavior, from its relative parent replica.
The term "child replica" is used to refer to the output location and entity in which a replica is created from a relative replica or "parent" within a replication environment.
- Wade, T. and Sommer, S. eds. A to Z GIS: An illustrated dictionary of geographic information systems, ESRI Press, 2006