Is there a way to stagger DPM syncronization times? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi there.

    I have about 20 protected servers mostly located at various remote offices sending data back to the DPM server at our central office.  The connectivity varies from site to site and we have bandwidth throttling during regular work hours enabled.

    We currently have our synchronization period set to every hour (instead of the default 15 minutes.)  In order to alleviate the sudden surge in WAN traffic when all 20 protected servers kick off their synchronizations, is there a way to "stagger" the servers so they all don't start at the same time? 

    Any advice would be appreciated.  I'd also like to get 15 minute syncs started but it's a point of contention with our Network Team-- and strong points to strengthen the case for 15 minute syncs?


    Matthew J. Fazio

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 3:08 PM


  • Hi,

    Yes, each protection group that contains data sources that have Synchronization jobs - you can adjust an offset time so the synchronizations are staggered across the different groups.  Right-click the protection group and select the "Optimize performance" option.  You can set the offset in hours and / or  minutes depending on the synchronization frequency in that PG.  So basically adjust each  PG to have different offsets.

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    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 5:09 PM