Allow copy step to restart while saving previous progress

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  • Monica KVH

    If there are particular actions you're worried about during the deployment period, you might be able to set up GPOs for them--for example, a policy to prevent end users from restarting or shutting down the computer.

    Also make sure to set a custom timeout that's long enough to accommodate computers in the low bandwidth locations.

    As for resuming the copy process when it fails, I don't think there's a functionality like that in PDQ Deploy.

    You may also want to try pull deployments instead of push if you haven't already.

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  • Matt Cameron

    I didn't think pull would be much different in how it copies but I will test all the same. Thanks for the assist. Will try it out and see.

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  • Bouma, Colby

    My first recommendation would be to setup DFS so you don't have to copy the same files over the link multiple times. It also allows you to copy the files during off-hours. You could also manually copy files to a server at each location, but then you would have to maintain multiple packages.

    http://www.adminarsenal.com/videos/#-dfs

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  • Matt Cameron

    My first recommendation would be to setup DFS...could also manually copy files to a server at each location

    That is a perfectly logical suggestion however....

    These locations are in the Canadian Arctic and there is only one or two computers at these locations with no server infrastructure. I don't have that luxury in this case.

    There is a File Copy step in PDQ as well now but I don't know how well that it handles failures yet.

     

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  • Bouma, Colby

    If the File Copy step doesn't provide the tolerance you require then I suggest trying Start-BitsTransfer in PowerShell. Microsoft claims BITS can recover from temporary network interruptions.

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