How to update distribution points with large files RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have one big baseline which holds all the microsoft service packs as well as all the updates. In total it is over 10GB in size. We also have secondary sites across the globe some with fast and some with slow connections. Being a huge file, this can be quite paintful to update sites where we have slow connections. This can takes hours and sometimes days!

    My question is, every month when the new updates are released, is right click and update distribution points the only way to update these? Is there way to only update what has been downloaded?

    Monday, July 11, 2011 1:20 PM


  • ConfigMgr always uses file differential replication so that only new or updated files are copied to the DPs. Also, on a package by package basis, you can enable binary differential replication which only sends new or changed bits of files to the DPs; this is very useful for packages containing large files that change regularily. BDR usually takes quite a bit longer because there is more processing on the source and destination ends, but it potentially saves a lot of bandwidth because only the changes on a very granular level are sent across the pipe.

    Jason | | Twitter @JasonSandys
    • Marked as answer by Lats Tuesday, July 12, 2011 9:34 AM
    Monday, July 11, 2011 2:22 PM