Data transfers between sites
Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)
Configuration Manager uses file-based replication and database replication to transfer different types of information between sites. Learn about how Configuration Manager moves data between sites, and how you can manage the transfer of data across your network.
Types of replication
Configuration Manager uses file-based replication to transfer file-based data between sites in your hierarchy. This data includes applications and packages that you want to deploy to distribution points in child sites. It also handles unprocessed discovery data records that the site transfers to its parent site and then processes.
For more information, see File-based replication.
Configuration Manager database replication uses SQL Server to transfer data. It uses this method to merge changes in its site database with the information from the database at other sites in the hierarchy.
For more information, see Database replication.
For help with troubleshooting SQL replication, see Troubleshoot SQL replication.