This week was pretty much replication week for me.
I'll cover a few topics on this blog but today we will look at the Package Replication part and the implications it has for UNC base packages.
When a SMP is refreshing it software packages it does a few check that relate to the package source type, as they are handle differently: local, unc or http sources.
It also verifies whether the package is local or replicated from another server. In the later case, and for UNC package the refresh will no generate any snapshot nor any codebases for the server.
One of the cases this week came a partner had tested successfully the following scenario in their lab: Server A is the master SMP and replicates (via standalone replication) a set of DSL packages (thus UNC based) to Server B (and other 'slave' SMP's). Packages from Server B where able to download the DSL packages without any problems.
But as per the package snapshot and codebase...