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    Synchronisation interval

      I've noticed that SafeBoot doesn't seem to synchronise as soon as you would expect it to. If I look at the status in the Tray Manager and add the time to the next synchronisation to the time that the last sync finished I get a time when the next sync should occur, but it always occurs later than this calculated time. Can anybody tell me why this is so?

        • 1. RE: Synchronisation interval
          It waits until the specified delay interval has passed, then on the next check it will sync. It's only accurate to a minute or so.
          • 2. RE: Synchronisation interval
            I'd figured out how it basically worked, it's just that I've seen delays of 29 minutes for the sync, not just a minute. So how often does the client wake up and see if it's time to sync?

            • 3. RE: Synchronisation interval
              every minute.

              are you sure you don't have a sync delay + random offset set in the policy?
              • 4. RE: Synchronisation interval
                Yes I do but I thought that only affected the initial sync. Certainly that is what is implied in the manual. Is there something I should know? :)

                • 5. RE: Synchronisation interval
                  post some evidence of what you're talking about please?
                  • 6. RE: Synchronisation interval
                    One extract from the client log coming up :-

                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Starting synchronization
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 SbFs total space = 49508352 bytes (47.21 MB)
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 SbFs free space = 41587712 bytes (39.66 MB)
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Connecting to database: *******removed for security*******19/08/2009 09:21:58 Address=*******removed for security*******
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Port=5555
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Authenticate=Yes
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for machine configuration updates
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for user updates
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for token data updates
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for SSO updates
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for Local Recovery updates
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for hashes updates
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Transferring local audit information to database
                    19/08/2009 09:21:58 Checking for file updates
                    19/08/2009 09:22:00 Applying configuration
                    19/08/2009 09:22:00 Synchronization complete
                    19/08/2009 09:22:00 Automatically synchronizing again in 47 minute(s)
                    19/08/2009 09:22:00 Applying cryption changes
                    19/08/2009 10:17:01 Starting synchronization
                    19/08/2009 10:17:01 SbFs total space = 49508352 bytes (47.21 MB)

                    Now, when I add 47 minutes to 09:22, I get 10:09, not 10:17... :)

                    • 7. RE: Synchronisation interval
                      I can't explain it. Maybe all those 1min inaccuracies are adding up.

                      • 8. RE: Synchronisation interval
                        My world is rocking on its foundations, my ghast is well and truly flabbered, you don't know. Well, if you don't know, I might as well forget the question as I'm pretty certain no-one else will know :)

                        On the other hand, I could remember the question and slip it in if I happen to be interviewing any potential SafeBoot administrators and I'm feeling evil... :D

                        Thanks anyway!

                        • 9. RE: Synchronisation interval
                          I'll make sure I find out just in case any jobs come up at your site wink
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