When we setup copy jobs from remote offices to our local DataDomain in HQ some server are large or bandwidth is limited and often only part of the initial copy can be done during the normal (daily) copy interval.
To overcome this I have to change the copy interval to something higher, which I'm sure is enough, typically 14 days. When the initial copy is finished, I reduces the time to 50% for every copy.
If it was possible to set it to "run until finished" it would just run for like 12 days and restart when finished. Next copy would be 4 days, until the change where small enough to handle within the same day.
Seeding is not a option since this is from remote offices, and travel is to expensive.
Hope this is a bit more clear.