How to resolve data conflicts between sites during replication

Article:HOWTO81150  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-10-07  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81150
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How to resolve data conflicts between sites during replication

If administrators change settings on the sites in a site farm, conflicts can occur.

Table: How the management server resolves conflicts between sites displays the ways that Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager handles the conflicts that arise.

Table: How the management server resolves conflicts between sites

Conflict type

Example

Resolution

Two differences cannot exist together.

Administrators for site 1 and site 2 both configure an identical Firewall policy setting. On site 1, the setting is enabled. On site 2, the setting is disabled.

The management server retains only the most recently made change.

For example, if you made a change on site 1 first, and site 2 second, then the site 2 change is retained.

The same variable is created for both sites.

Administrators on site 1 and site 2 both add a group with the same name.

The management server retains both changes, adding a tilde and the numeral 1 (~1) after the more recently made variable.

For example, with two groups named as Sales, the most recently named Sales group becomes Sales ~1.

Data can merge without conflict.

The administrator for site 1 adds two Firewall policies and the administrator for site 2 adds five Firewall policies.

The management server merges the changes

For example, the management server displays all seven Firewall policies on both sites.

See How replication works.


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