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Schedule replications

Replication won't happen until you schedule a replication task. Replication tasks are different than software distribution tasks. You can only schedule replication tasks from the Content replication pane.

You can either schedule an on-demand replication task or you can schedule a recurring replication task. One-time only replication tasks are good for testing replication and initially configuring servers for replication.

Once you have a working replication configuration, we recommend using recurring replication tasks configured from the preferred server properties or replicator properties to automate replication. You can then look at the Content replication pane's task tree nodes to see replication schedules, progress, and status.

NOTE: You can schedule replication from either a preferred server or a replicator shortcut menu.

To start a content replication task immediately
  1. Click Tools > Distribution > Content replication / Preferred servers.
  2. Click the Replicators tree, right-click the replicator you want to schedule, and click Start content replication now.
  3. Monitor the replication status in the status dialog boxthat appears.
To schedule a content replication task
  1. Click Tools > Distribution > Content replication / Preferred servers.
  2. Click the Replicators tree, right-click the replicator you want to schedule, and click Schedule content replication.
  3. A new scheduled task appears in the Scheduled tasks pane.
  4. Configure the new scheduled task by right-clicking it and clicking Properties.
  5. The task will run at the configured time.
To schedule a recurring replication task
  1. Click Tools > Distribution > Content replication / Preferred servers.
  2. Click the Replicators tree, right-click the replicator you want to schedule, and click Replicator properties.
  3. In the tree, click Settings and then click Schedule.
  4. In the toolbar click .
  5. Configure the schedule you want. For more information, see About the Selected replicator's Schedule page.
  6. Click Save to exit the dialog boxes.
To delete a recurring replication task
  1. Click Tools > Distribution > Content replication / Preferred servers.
  2. Click the Replicators tree, right-click the replicator you want to schedule, and click Properties.
  3. In the tree, click Settings and then click Schedule.
  4. Select the schedule you want to delete and in the toolbar click .

 


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