Is "incremental" the word you were looking for?AdrianLP wrote:Hrmm, I didn't mean "recursive"[/edit]
I've noticed that doing send/receive from MLS gets progressively slower as the weeks/years pass by. With the original initial install it was very fast. Each week thereafter it has gotten progressively slower to send/receive changes, even when the amount of changes in a given week should be less than previous.
Does anyone know if MLS synchronizes its data with church HQ by pushing its entire DB back to church HQ?
Based on the symptoms you report and my own observations, I'd say it appears MLS pushes the full DB (or at least much more than just the raw incremental changes) each time send/receive changes is done. When I was stake finance clerk, I would send/receive after doing just one deposit and three checks and have it send several megabytes over dial-up. Ouch! We had units that had significant increases in their phone bill (metered local calls) due to MLS send/receive taking so long.
It would be nice to have a more efficient incremental send/receive operation or broadband speed.