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Definition of Exponential Back-Off

Failure to complete an update transaction on a Managed System is frequently caused by a temporary outage of that system, or the network infrastructure connecting to it. Automatic Retry systems frequently implement an Exponential Back-Off schedule, which means that there is an exponentially increasing time interval between successive automatic retries.