How to Stagger Synchronization Start Times
Updated: April 21, 2010
Applies To: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010
To optimize performance, you can offset the start time of synchronization jobs across different protection groups so that all of them do not start at the same time. Offsetting synchronization start times can also be used to optimize secondary protection of another DPM server.
To stagger synchronization start times
In DPM Administrator Console, click Protection on the navigation bar.
In the display area, select a protection group.
In the Actions pane, click Optimize performance.
On the Network tab, select the hours and minutes to offset the start of the synchronization job in the Offset <time> start time by field.
Note The maximum allowed value for offset is the same as the synchronization frequency.
To apply your changes, click OK.
Note Changing the start time offsets recovery points for files by the equivalent amount of time. This setting does not apply to protection groups for client computers.