5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 14, 2010 6:32 AM by JoeBidgood

    Distributed Repository

    dilipkhanolkar

      Is there any way to update the distributed repository manually. If theres any issue faced & the connectivity between the distributed repository & the ePO server is down.

        • 1. Re: Distributed Repository
          JoeBidgood

          If the distributed repository is configured to replicate everything in the master, then yes, if you copy the entire folder structure of the master repo to the distributed repository's location, this would effectively be the same as a successful replication.

          Make sure that a pull or replication task is not underway at the time that you do this. I would recommend having the ePO services on the ePO server stopped, so that the server is not going to try to update the master during the process.

           

          Regards -

           

          Joe

          • 2. Re: Distributed Repository
            dilipkhanolkar

            Is there any other way if the master respository is down can we just go ahead & update the distributed repository by extracting the dats & then placing them in the correct directories of the distributed repositories

            • 3. Re: Distributed Repository
              JoeBidgood

              No, that will fail, because the files in the repository won't match what the agents are expecting.

               

              This is why you should specify a fallback repository - usually the McAfee HTTP or FTP sites - so that if all your repositories are unavailable the clients can still get updates.

               

              Regards -

               

              Joe

              • 4. Re: Distributed Repository
                dilipkhanolkar

                When a client tries to pull the updates from the mcafee website does it pull the dat or only the updated files.

                • 5. Re: Distributed Repository
                  JoeBidgood

                  A fallback repo works in exactly the same way as a normal one, so clients will pull whatever files are required to get them up to date - this may be incremental files (.upd or .gem) or the full dat package (.zip) if they are a long way out of date.

                   

                  HTH -

                   

                  Joe