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Can I share Distrubuted Repositories between ePO servers

I have a ePO 5.3.1 server setup to use \\repo_server_01\mcafee as a UNC distributed repo path.

I want to use the same path on a new 5.10 server.

Is that possible?
Is that a bad idea? Why?

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Re: Can I share Distrubuted Repositories between ePO servers

Hi malcolmchalmers,

Yes!

When the new ePO server 'adopts' the UNC repo, you will need to ensure the old ePO server is not configured to use it, otherwise come next replication the old server will reclaim its repo. etc etc.

Once the new server is in charge, the new server will replicate (effectively a full rep) to update the location to reflect the content that 'it' holds.

The clients will need to update to there configuration, they currently have a  list of sites to use for updates etc, and as the path never changed the location will still be available to them as 'configured'.

Came across these articles that may be helpful to you:

  • Update fails from an ePO Distributed Repository that is updated from another ePO server
    Technical Articles ID: KB79857
  • Recommendations for download credentials when using UNC shares as software repositories in ePolicy OrchestratorTechnical Articles ID:   KB70999

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Re: Can I share Distrubuted Repositories between ePO servers

 

Hi, thanks for your reply, but i want both ePO servers to use the same repositiry UNC at the same time.

So i guess the answer is no.

Oh, well, it shouldnt be too hard to setup a second UNC path, probably better anyway.

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Re: Can I share Distrubuted Repositories between ePO servers

You are correct, the answer would be no.  A completely different path, however, is perfectly fine.

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