Before you upgrade the management server, you should temporarily disconnect the partnership with all management servers that are configured as replication partners. If a replication partner launches replication during the upgrade, it may have unpredictable results.
Disabling replication is not the same as permanently deleting the replication partnership. If you delete the relationship and then reinstall the management server, the management servers perform a full replication instead of an incremental replication. See Deleting sites.
You must log on to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager and disable replication at a minimum of two sites.
To disable replication
In the console, click Admin > Servers.
Under Local Site > Servers, expand Replication Partners and select the management server.
Right-click the management server, and then click Delete Replication Partner.
Repeat this procedure at all sites that replicate data.
After you upgrade all management servers that had a replication relationship, you add the replication partner back. You must also re-add the management servers that were configured for failover and load balancing.
You only re-add replication partners on the computer on which you first upgraded the management server. The upgraded management server must also have previously been a replication partner in the same site farm.
After you add the replication partner back, Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager makes the databases consistent. However, some changes may collide.
If you have two separate, non-replicating sites, you can also use this option to convert one of the sites into a site which replicates with the other site.
To restore replication after an upgrade
On the console, click Admin > Servers.
Under Servers, expand Local Site, and under Tasks, click Add Existing Replication Partner.
In the welcome panel, click Next.
In the Remote Site Information panel, type the IP address or host name for the second management server, the system administrator's logon information, and then click Next.
The system administrator's user name is admin by default.
Set the replication schedule and click Next.
Check which items to replicate, and then click Next.
Client package replication uses large amounts of traffic and hard disk space.
If you click Yes, the management server performs a full replication of data between the two replication partners.
When a message appears asking whether or not you have restored the database on the partner site, click one of the following options:
Repeat this procedure for all computers that replicate data with this computer.