File sync recommendation please
Posted on 2008-06-10
Here is the scenario, there are 2 file servers, one in one office one in another - there is a 2mb dedicated link between them. The requirement is that the data is replicated between the file servers (preferably real time but if not then overnight) so that the data on both file servers is the same and users in either location can access local data rather than one copy over the link - which has resulted in delays.
I have tried both Smart Sync Pro and File Back and although they both work (very slowly) they both compare the entire data structure every time they are run (there is 250gb of data) so with many modifications of data throughout the day it takes hours and hours to replicate the data.
Am I being unrealistic to think that this can be done at all? Is there not sync software that just sees a file or folder has been modified / created or deleted and simply replicates that change to the destination drive without having to compare all the rest of the data every time?
Any help would be gratefully received.