Synchronize two Buffalo TeraStation Pro 2's in Real-Time to support DFS

Posted on 2007-10-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
I have just purchased two Buffalo TeraStations in the thought of setting up mirrored data shares for two branch offices. The write up on the unit stated DFS support....however now that I have them, low and behold it only supports DFS Namespace, no support for DFS Replication...or am I missing somthing and someone out there knows how to set up these puppies for that? If not is there a third party tool (Preferrably Free) that will handle the replication? Our branch site's data link is a 2MB pipe and the data is around 200GB.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Best regards,

Question by:Shinobi1217
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    Expert Comment

    I'm assuming that you want these TeraStations to be DFS Targets and not be included in the Main DFS Share folder? If that's the case, then I don't think it is possible. They can participate as sources of data to be present in DFS, but cannot be replicant partners. They don't run FRS which is needed for DFS Replication and File Synchronization.

    A possible workaround is to use a different utility like SyncBack to copy the DFS Storage Space and maintain synchronization with the TeraStations. They won't appear in the DFS Folder tree, but you could have a separate drive mapping to those devices as a backup.

    Author Comment

    Hi DavidBCS,

    As I feared. Could I use SyncBack to keep both devices in sync? I want to use them as targets for links I make under the DFS Root. That way to the user in one localtion it looks like the same share as the user in another. So both shares have to be synchronised. Is this possible?
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    It should be able to. SyncBack is an amazing little utility. It will maintain synchronization between multiple machines. There is a freeware version and a commercial version. For compliance purposes, you would need the commercial version.


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