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Using Discovery and Simulation to test changes

2019-01-23 12:33:51
Features Troubleshooting UnitySync 

After making changes to an existing connection (or even on a brand new connection), we strongly recommend you first run the connection as Discovery and Simulation (not Sync).

Particularly, configuration changes on the source tab (like object types or filters) may affect the objects discovered which in turn will affect which objects are synced. Before running a real Sync, you’ll want to review the Simulation and verify the actions are as expected.

To see what might happen with a new connection:

  1. On the General tab, enable Discovery only and set logging level to 3.
  2. Click Save.
  3. Run Discovery.
  4. Review the Discovery log to verify all expected objects are pulled.
  5. On the General tab, enable Simulation only and set logging level to 2.
  6. Run SIMULATION.
  7. Review the Sim log to ensure the actions taken are expected. Be on the lookout for an unexpected number of actions, particularly Adds or Deletes.
  8. If satisfied with the results of Discovery and Simulation, re enable and run Sync. Then verify the Sync results. If you are NOT satisfied with any of your results, contact support@dirwiz.com for additional assistance.

To test changes on an existing connection:

  1. Un-check Synchronization on the General tab and click Save.
  2. Make the change you’d like to make, and click Save.
  3. On the General tab, enable Discovery only and set logging level to 3.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Run Discovery.
  6. Review the Discovery log to verify all expected objects are pulled.
  7. On the General tab, enable Simulation only and set logging level to 2.
  8. Run SIMULATION.
  9. Review the Sim log to ensure the actions taken are expected. Be on the lookout for an unexpected number of actions, particularly Adds or Deletes.
  10. If satisfied with the results of Discovery and Simulation, re enable and run Sync. Then verify the Sync results. If you are NOT satisfied with any of your results, contact support@dirwiz.com for additional assistance.
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