Synchronizing Shares or Partitions
Synchronize a NAS share or VTL partition to match its contents with the corresponding share or partition on the target system. The synchronization verifies that the same directories, files, or cartridges exist in both locations, and that no additional directories, files, or cartridges exist in either location.
Note: To synchronize a share or partition, it must be configured for Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replication. For more information, see Configuring Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replication.
Review the following information about manual synchronization scenarios.
You should perform a manual synchronization in any of the following situations:
- When Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replication is first enabled for a share or partition
- If a Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replicationjob fails.
- If Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replication is disabled for a time and then is re-enabled.
- When synchronization is manually initiated for a share or partition, the replication queue for that share or partition is cleared. All file write and delete requests are queued after the synchronization, and they are not processed until the synchronization is complete. This can cause replication to appear to be slow, especially for a share or partition that is frequently accessed.
- Even when replication is paused, the system continues to queue Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replication operations. Each time an operation is queued, the system logs an administration alert that reports the total number of queued Directory/File or Cartridge Based Replication requests.
- Before synchronizing a share or partition, make sure all media are unmounted and there are no active backup jobs to the share or partition. After the synchronization reaches the Replicating state, backup jobs are allowed.
- If a synchronization fails, make sure the target share or partition is unlocked. See Managing Directory/File Based Replication for Shares or Managing Cartridge Based Replication for Partitions.
On the Replication Jobs list, select the share or partition to synchronize.
If multiple targets are configured, click the arrow next to the share or partition to display all targets, and then select the desired target.
- Click Synchronize Now.
- The status of the synchronization job displays in the Job Status column.
- To cancel the synchronization job, select the share or partition and click Abort.