I considered setting up our Pull Tasks the same way and for the same reason. But, in the end, I decided to have only a couple Tasks at exact times so I could have more control over the entire process. Plus, if something goes wrong on our network, depending on the time of day I know immediately whether I need to consider a new dat as a culprit. Finally, this may help avoid problems once or twice a year when McAfee sends out a "bad dat": if I'm really lucky with the timing I might avoid distributing the bad dat, and the bandwidth saved in not pushing out a bad dat is a bonus.
Obviously, this is a setting that depends on each individual's network, their type of business, number of nodes, their risk tolerance, etc. So, while I realize most admins want the new dat asap, I thought I'd just chime in with a different perspective.
2/11/09 11:59:56 AM Started: Pulling content from McAfeeHttp to Current branch 2/11/09 11:59:56 AM Pull from site McAfeeHttp complete, no warnings 2/11/09 12:00:27 PM Montagu Schedule Pull (Failed to verify the file hash, check server task log for details)
I have just had a remote control session with the Gold support and he has advised me to do a manual download and wait until tomorrow. In other words he does not know the answer!!
Same problem here! We used the download url itself from the EPO server- I didn't know which of those files to download so I grabbed this one: avvdat-5424.zip Tried to import the package and still get "package missing required pkgcatalog .Z file"!
We disabled both HTTP and FTP pulls as they were failing for the last two weeks and tried to manually import the pacakage mentioned above.