Solved

file server replication / sync remote offices for company wide file sharing

Posted on 2007-03-29
9
1,430 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I need recomendations on a remote office file replication software.  We are challenged with multiple large offices that need to share files.  I dont want to offer remote office shares in fear of massive bandwidth use and slow user performance.

I know about sharepoint... but that would still be slow for some users..  What other optinos are there?
any replication solutions work well?
0
Comment
Question by:Eric
9 Comments
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Keith Alabaster earned 250 total points
ID: 18819717
We use Double-Take which seems to work quite well.
Alternatives we looked at were Altiris
We also looked at simply using terminal service connections for the very large apps as we could control the data transfer sizes at the http level.

Third alternative we reviewed were the Juniper wan accelerators that are extremely efficient in passing data between locations.
0
 
LVL 77

Assisted Solution

by:Rob Williams
Rob Williams earned 250 total points
ID: 18819761
I haven't used Double-Take, but I too have heard very good things about it.

Server 3003 offers DFS with file replication. I have never been a fan of it, as it uses a lot of bandwidth, but the new 2003 R2 version only replicates changes and is supposed to use FAR less bandwidth and perform much better. It seems to me though one server must be Enterprise version to take advantage of all the DFS improvements.
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/technologies/storage/dfs/default.mspx
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Keith Alabaster
ID: 18819807
Hark at Rob and his time-travel. Server 3003? I'll be 200 years old when that comes out!!

I think I have ignored this topic area for too long rob :)
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 18819828
I suppose you are still on server 3000  :-)
Whoops. Good catch !
0
 
LVL 11

Author Comment

by:Eric
ID: 19238023
oups sorry..
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 19238463
Thanks ecszone.
Cheers !
--Rob
0
 
LVL 51

Expert Comment

by:Keith Alabaster
ID: 19239903
:) Thanks to Venabili too
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:Venabili
ID: 19240865
When the Askers return, all is good.

Venabili
0

Featured Post

Ransomware: The New Cyber Threat & How to Stop It

This infographic explains ransomware, type of malware that blocks access to your files or your systems and holds them hostage until a ransom is paid. It also examines the different types of ransomware and explains what you can do to thwart this sinister online threat.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
corrupt Databases 9 65
AD architecture diagram 5 35
Debug script powershell wmi 3 15
Advanced Auditing issue 3 22
These days socially coordinated efforts have turned into a critical requirement for enterprises.
This article shows how to deploy dynamic backgrounds to computers depending on the aspect ratio of display
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question