Address Manager uses two modes to deploy DNS data to managed servers: full deployment and differential deployment.
- During full deployment, Address Manager deploys all of your DNS configuration data to your managed servers. The first time you deploy your configuration, Address Manager performs a full deployment.
- During differential deployment, Address Manager deploys only the changes made to resource records since the last full deployment. Differential deployment reduces deployment time by minimizing the amount of data sent to the managed servers.
When you launch a deployment with the Deploy function, Address Manager examines the configuration and automatically determines if it should perform a full or differential deployment. You can force Address Manager to perform a full deployment by selecting Force DNS full deployment when you perform a deployment. For more information on manual deployment, refer to Manual deployment. For more information on creating deployment schedules, refer to Deployment schedules.
On the Deployment Status, Event List, and Event Summary pages, you can see which mode Address Manager used for each deployment. For more information on deployment status and the event list, refer to Tracking deployment and Managing Events.
Address Manager also features a Quick Deploy function where you can instantly deploy changes made to DNS resource records. For more information, refer to Performing quick deployment.