DPM provides two methods for synchronizing a replica: incremental synchronization and synchronization with consistency check. Incremental synchronization (also referred to as synchronization) transfers the changes to protected data from the protected computer to the DPM server and then applies the changes to the replica. Synchronization with consistency check transfers the data changes from the protected computer to the DPM server but also performs block-by-block verification to ensure that all the data on the replica is consistent with the protected data.

You might need to manually synchronize a replica in the following situations:

For more information about synchronization methods, see What Is Synchronization?.

To manually synchronize a replica

  1. In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.

  2. In the display pane, select the replica that you want to synchronize.

  3. In the Actions pane, click Create recovery point - disk.

  4. In the Create Recovery Point dialog box, select either Create a recovery point after synchronizing or Only synchronize. If you select Only synchronize, changes since the last synchronization are transferred and applied to the replica.

  5. Click OK.

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