GCDS synchronization options

After you set up your configuration in Google Cloud Directory Sync (GCDS), you are ready to synchronize. Run a test sync before actually syncing data.

Before you begin

Set up a sync in Configuration Manager. For details, see Set up your sync with Configuration Manager.

Step 1: Test the configuration

To make sure that your configuration is set up correctly, run a simulated sync. For details, see Verify your synchronization settings.

Step 2: Run a manual sync

To test the process and your setup, first run a manual sync. For details, see Perform a manual synchronization.

Step 3: Set up automatic syncs

If you’re satisfied with the results of the manual sync, set up automatic scheduling for future syncs. You can set up automatic syncs in 2 ways:

  • Automate syncs from the command line.
  • Use third-party software.

For details, see Schedule automatic synchronizations.

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