Patching Multiple Languages - TONS of drive space used
Using Altiris 7.1 released this month and trying to setup for patching workstations (many of which have not been patched in ages).
The big problem I'm having is that I have to account for 16 languages (we have 200 global sites). I've selected the appropriate languages in the patch settings and when I stage a single bulletin, it downloads every language in addition to each OS specific file. One of the bulletins has 83 updates alone for all the languages and OSs. I can expect that on the NS, but what concerns me are the package servers and their available disk space.
Just staging bulletins released since 02/08/11 has taken up almost 4 gigs of drive space which is then immediately copied to my package servers... As I stage more bulletins, I'm going to quickly overwhelm the drive space on most of these package servers...
What are the recommendations for patching multiple languages. Are there anyways to only stage certain 'updates' (language specific) to package servers and/or allow the package servers to ONLY download updates required by agents at a site?
Anyone else handling multiple languages for patching? Has anyone found any suitable workarounds?