I would look at any firewalls. Check both servers and make sure the Windows firewall is either off or has port 3030 and 1433 allowed bi-directionally. Wither or not Windows Firewall is active you can go into it and create a new rule for a port and allow access.
You can test the connection from one server to the other using telnet with the command: telnet servername 3030. If you get errors you obviously can't make a connection. If the connection works you should get a blank screen.
If you don't have telnet installed on the server you can install it from a command window using this command: pkgmgr /iu:"TelnetClient"
Make sure you start cmd with the Run as administrator option from the right click menu. So, in the start menu type cmd, then when it is listed in the results list right click on it.
When you run the command to install telnet it will take a couple minutes to run, and does not give you any indication that it is doing anything. Just give the telnet servername 3030 command a try a couple times.
Our team created a connectivity test tool which cycles through all regular communication channels (ports) for PDM components. It's nice and easy to use tool that is specifically for PDM. It also creates an informative log file which can be sent to technical support for further analysis: S-069274
I would recommend using this tool especially when encountering errors setting up replicated servers.
James K Falconer
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks Corp.
thank you for the hint with the tool I could easy find the communication problem and solve it, now the server replicate each other as it should be.
I'd check read and write rights to the file archive on the servers.
The Archive server service runs on LOCAL SYSTEM account as default, it's that service (and that account) that performs the exchange of files. It's not given that the primary and secondary server's LOCAL SYSTEM account can read/write eachothers disks.
As a test, maybe you can try run the services on a domain account instead. Just make sure the account has read/write rights on the archive folders and files.