SCCM 2012 Replication – What is replicated in each type From where to where


There are TWO types of replication can happen

1) Database Replication
2) File-Based Replication

Database Replication Includes Global Data & Site Data

  • Global data that replicates by using database replication.
  • Site data that replicates by using database replication.

    Note:- Apart from above two there is local data this is just to specific to the local site.

    Global data includes below : these are flow from CAS to below the Hierarchy

    Alert rules
    Client discovery
    Collections rules and count
    Configuration Items metadata
    Operating system images (boot images and driver packages)
    Package metadata
    Program metadata
    Site control file
    Site security objects (security roles and security scopes)
    Software updates metadata
    System Resource List (site system servers)


    Site Data Replication: These are from Client to reporting/assigned Site

    Alert messages

    Asset Intelligence client access license (CAL) tracking data
    Client Health data
    Client Health history
    Collection membership results
    Component and Site Status Summarizers
    Hardware inventory
    Software distribution status details
    Software inventory and metering
    Software updates site data
    Status messages
    Status summary data

    File-Based Replication: Earlier products there was only one type of Replication and this is file type. Now with SCCM 2012 this was limited two below types, Mainly used for Software packages and software updates.

    File content that replicates by using file-based replication.

    File based Data To the Destination
    Package files used by deployments Sent to primary and secondary sites.
    Data from secondary sites Sent to the primary site (parent) of the secondary site.
    Fallback status point state messages Forwarded to the assigned site when only a single fallback status point is in use.
    Discovery data records Forwarded to the assigned site when not processed at the site where they are generated.


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