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Defination update

Created: 16 Mar 2010 • Updated: 18 Sep 2010 | 5 comments
mxu's picture

we noticed the files are big in c:\program files\common share\symantecshare\virus def folder for every client. I like to find out which file is update in the folder? It is only one file or all files in this folder get update?

 

I saw virscas1.dat, virsca 2.dat --virscan7.dat which one i need to look at for daily base?

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AravindKM's picture

What is the size of that folder?

Which is the version you are using?

As far as I know SEP will keep three revisions of update in the computer..

Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

In the virus defs folder the dated folders get replaced with each definition update and you need the whole folder.except if any .tmp files are present you can delete them.

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P_K_'s picture

Look at the dated folders under  C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\VirusDefs  and forget the files

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)

mxu's picture

But it cause some network traffic.
I was asked why these three files same size 60MB and updated at different times 7:20, 10 and 11:30am today's date.
in the folder c:\program files\common files\symantecshare\virusdef

My questions is that 60MB is there before any defination update ? Or the 60MB files just get modified when every time the new def downloaded?

Another question if we set up liveupdate at 12 hours period --download from SEPM server, how can I know it is business hour or off hour?

We plan to set up an off-hour download def update from SEPM to the clients without using GUP or manual download and liveupdate servers, is it possible?

I also cannot find any logs on SEPM server to show me how big the def update downloaded to the client PCs, which I have been asked for.

P_K_'s picture

Another question if we set up liveupdate at 12 hours period --download from SEPM server, how can I know it is business hour or off hour?
---Symantec LU servers are scattered all across the globe and they are always live . So there is no businees and off business hours for these servers

We plan to set up an off-hour download def update from SEPM to the clients without using GUP or manual download and liveupdate servers, is it possible?
----yes it is possible. Login to SEPM -Click Admin---> Server--->Local site -->Rt click properties -->Liveupdate and modify the schedule from there

I also cannot find any logs on SEPM server to show me how big the def update downloaded to the client PCs, which I have been asked for.
---In SEPM there is no log which gives you the size of the LU downlaod

MCT MCSE-2012 Symantec Technical Specialist (SCTS)