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Exporting WSUS Updates and Importing to a new WSUS

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WSUS Update Repository Export from connected machine and Import to new server.

We are getting ready to deploy a large number of servers to remote field offices. Most of these field offices have limited bandwidth. In our server group, we will have a WSUS. Right now, the update repository from Microsoft is 800+ GB. We currently have a WSUS that contains all of the updates. Ideally, we would like to export the updates from our current WSUS that has all of the current updates and import them into our new servers before we ship them out.

There seems to be some conflicting information out there regarding how to do this or the ability to do this.

Any guidance on this situation.
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Hi,

The official term for this is "air-gapped".
I found these guides and used them.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/aaronczechowski/2008/11/11/configmgr-software-updates-on-an-isolated-network/
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/system-center/configuration-manager-2007/bb680473(v=technet.10)

I would note it will take *days* if you have 800GB worth.
When I exported our it was 100GB and took a good 16 hours. You then do the import which takes another 16 hours, so allow the time for the 3 parts

the export
the copy from local storage to removable (if you need that)
the import


Mike

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Mike, I will try in the lab we get back in the office next week. Thanks for the information!

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Sorry for the delay!!! Thanks for the direction for us to head in....

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