Installing a second site for replication is a two-part process:
Install a second Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and database to replicate with a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and database that is already installed.
Log on to the second Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and change the schedule and the items that you want to replicate (optional).
To install a second site for replication
Install a second Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
The Management Server Configuration Wizard automatically starts after the management server installation.
In the Management Server Configuration Wizard, click Custom configuration for new installation (more than 500 clients, or custom settings), and then click Next.
Click Install an additional site, and then click Next.
In the next panel, type the following information, and then click Next:
The name or IP address of the management server that is already installed and that this management server replicates with.
System Administrator name and Password.
The system administrator's user name is admin by default. You must use a system administrator account, and not a limited administrator account or domain administrator account.
Check Replicate client packages and LiveUpdate content between the local site and this partner site (Optional).
If you don't check this option now, you can check it later.
If a warning message about accepting the certificate appears, click Yes.
In the site information pane, accept or change the default values, and then click Next.
In the database choice pane, click either the Default Embedded database or Microsoft SQL Server database, and then click Next.
The site that you replicate with must use the same type of database.
Complete the installation based on the database that you choose.
In the Run LiveUpdate pane, click Next.
Optionally add the partner information.
Optionally accept the data collection feature, and then click Next.
The database gets created. This step takes some time.
The Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager launches.
By default, replication is scheduled to occur automatically after you install the second site and management server. Replication occurs according to the default schedule as part of installing the second management server. However, you may need to change the frequency based on how long replication takes. You can change the frequency on either the local site or the new site, but Symantec recommends that you configure replication on the new site first. The schedule on both sites is the same the next time the two sites replicate. The site with the smaller ID number initiates the scheduled replication. Whichever site is configured as the new replication partner always has its database overwritten by the database from the local site that the new site points to.
Both sites automatically share groups and policies. You can choose whether to replicate logs, client installation packages, or LiveUpdate content based on the amount of disk space that is available.
The time that it takes to replicate depends on the size of the database as well as network connection between the sites. First, test a replication cycle to see how long it takes. You should schedule your replication based on that time period, and make sure that the time when the management servers duplicate data does not overlap. Both the client packages and LiveUpdate content can include a large volume of data. The data in a client package might be as large as 5 GB. The client installation packages may require as much as 500 MB of disk space. If you plan to replicate logs, make sure that you have sufficient disk space for the additional logs on all the replication partner servers.
After the initial, full database replication, subsequent replications are fairly small, if you only replicate policies, clients, and groups, and not logs. Make sure that the management servers have enough available disk space to replicate based on the frequency and content.
To change the replication frequency and schedule
In the console, click Admin > Servers.
Under Servers > Local Site, expand Replication Partners, and select the site you want to replicate with.
Under Tasks, click Edit Replication Partner Properties.
Choose the content you want to replicate.
To change the schedule, do one of the following tasks:
Check Auto-replicate to let the management server choose when to replicate the data.
This option causes frequent and automatic replication to occur between two sites, about every 2 hours.
Check Replicate on a schedule to set up a custom schedule.