Can WSUS 3.0 approve partial updates?

Discussion in 'Update Services' started by jonesl15, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. jonesl15

    jonesl15 Guest

    I currently have 12 autonomous wsus servers that synch with 1 upstream
    internal wsus server. They are not configured as replicas. I currently have
    a process that exports all approvals from the upstream server and copies and
    imports them on each downstream after patches are approved. The approval
    file is almost 1.2MB and I would like to be able to just include the
    "changed" updates in the xml file instead of all (when updating 1 hotfix on
    the upstream, I would like to send out an xml with just the info about that 1
    update). Will wsus accept and parse the smaller xml and make changes, or
    will it expcet to see all approvals and begin doing something very bad to the
    server's db? Also if I posted in the wrong group pls advise but wsus group
    doesn't show up in the selection drop-down. Thx
     
    jonesl15, Jun 25, 2008
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  2. jonesl15

    DevilsPGD Guest

    In message <> jonesl15
    As an alternative, use rsync to copy the XML file around?

    rsync will only transmit the modified portions of the file across the
    wire, resulting in minimal bandwidth utilization for insignificant
    changes.
     
    DevilsPGD, Jun 26, 2008
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  3. jonesl15

    jonesl15 Guest

    You're right that would address part of the issue, but once rsync pushes out
    the changes I'm still left with a complete export (with changes) on each
    server that needs to be imported, and it seems that reading through all
    approvals in the file to find and change 1 is the time consuming part of the
    process.
     
    jonesl15, Jun 26, 2008
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