We make extensive use of offline geodatabases in our apps. It seems like all our sync operations (download replica, sync changes) are very slow to run. Generally a database with minimal content will take about 90 seconds to 2 minutes to generate on the server. This doesn't really seem to change until our databases grow to 1-200mb in size, then the wait gets even longer.
What is taking ArcGIS Server so long?
What can we change or optimize in our server configuration to speed things up?
Any plans to improve the performance of these operations in future releases of AGS or the runtime?