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Run Profile differences RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any difference if I execute the 'Full Import' and 'Full Sync' separately, vs the 'Full Import and Full Sync' combined Run Profile?

    Thank you,

    SK

    Monday, May 7, 2012 11:45 PM

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  • Hi,


    I don't believe there are any differences between a separate vs. combined FI and FS. However it does make a difference when running a combined delta import and delta sync vs. separate DI and DS. This Technet article gives a good overview:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/1147.aspx#Single_step_vs_multistep

    • Marked as answer by D Wind Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:50 AM
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 2:13 AM
  • thank you
    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:50 AM
  • I completely concur with Paul regarding the DI-DS point.  However, if I were putting a full import and full sync into the same run profile, I would combine them into one step rather than done individually as two separate, sequential steps.  The reason is to allow the sync engine to completely finish processing each object all at once rather than having to stage the import (writing to the connector space) and then synchronizing (writing to the connector space again, as well as the metaverse object and other connector spaces).  My totally unscientific, anecdotal observation is that separating them can make the process take roughly twice as long, but of course it all depends on the performance of your SQL Server back-end and probably other factors as well.

    The question that occurred to me just the other day is whether a full import combined with a delta sync operates differently than the two operations separated into different steps.  My gut feeling is that they aren't different, but I don't remember ever reading anything one way or the other and I haven't done any testing to verify.

    Chris

    Tuesday, May 8, 2012 9:36 PM