Error Creating Minijob to Send Compressed Copy of Package ConfigMgr Endpoint Manager. Recently, I stumbled across a package replication issue and a strange solution. Not able to update an existing package with a new source version from the Central SCCM ConfigMgr server.
However, I created a new package and distributed it without any issue. Interesting? So you will say there could be something in the package content which is causing this issue.
I copied the content of the problematic package and created a new package that was also failing with the same error. I’ve tested the replication with a new package and had no luck. Confusing?
ISSUE – Creating Minijob to Send Compressed
When checking distmgr.log on my SCCM ConfigMgr central server, I could see that the Central SCCM server distribution manager is searching for a file (.DLT.1) that is NOT present in the “\\ACNSCCM071\sms_cpsd$” location.
The interesting point is that.DLT.1 file was not created for any of the packages (if you search the entire folder, you won’t see these types of files).
I tried enabling verbose logs on the server to get more details in distmgr.log. But that didn’t help. Following are the error I got in distmgr.log at the SCCM ConfigMgr server. It was creating Minijob to Send Compressed.
The Drive has not changed. Old Source = D:\SMSPKG\CL000363.PK$, New Source = D:\SMSPKG\CL000363.PCK.
Sending a copy of package CL000363 to site H01
Create merged compressed delta file \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL000363.DLT.0.2
Delta file \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL000363.DLT.1 is missing
Error creating minijob to send compressed copy of package CL000363 to site L01.
Whereas successful package replication should have the following entries. Error Creating Minijob to Send Compressed Copy of Package ConfigMgr Endpoint Manager.
Incremented ref count on file \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL00035F.DLT.2, count = 3
Setting CMiniJob transfer root to delta \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL00035F.DLT.2
Incremented ref count on file \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL00035F.DLT.2, count = 4
Decremented ref count on file \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL00035F.DLT.2, count = 3
Created minijob to send compressed copy of package CL00035F to site L02. Tranfer root = \\ACNSCCM071\SMS_CPSD$\CL00035F.PCK.
Resolution – Error Creating Minijob to Send Compressed Copy of Package ConfigMgr Endpoint Manager
The issue was really strange, and I couldn’t find anything helpful other than missing.DLT.1 file in the log file. So I thought of restarting the central SCCM ConfigMgr server.
Restarted the server and updated the distribution points for the problematic package. Error Creating Minijob to Send Compressed Copy of Package ConfigMgr Endpoint Manager.
Wow !! SCCM ConfigMgr distribution manager started working on the package, and it didn’t search for it.DLT.1 file, created Mini Job and done, successfully updated all the DPs with a new package version. So the resolution was a restart.
I’m still not sure what the issue was and why SCCM central server was looking for.DLT.1, which was not even existed.
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