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File replication over a WAN, without DFS replication

This is a follow up to question 24154741. Assuming I can't use DFS replication to replicate files across the WAN, what other options do I have? I need it to be automatic once started and configured, persistant, and able to do differential copies, if possible.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
You can use robocopy in a scheduled task
 
http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html
 
 By default Robocopy will only copy a file if the source and destination have different time stamps or different file sizes.
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nalanbarAuthor Commented:
It needs to be persistant,  and although I didn't mention it before, it also need it to be throttle-able. Robocopy is neither. Thanks, though.
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Donald StewartNetwork AdministratorCommented:
Persistent??? hmmmmm
 
              /R:n : Number of Retries on failed copies - default is 1 million.
              /W:n : Wait time between retries - default is 30 seconds.
 
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nalanbarAuthor Commented:
I don't think that counts. I am looking to have it be much more instant than that. A write is made on one end, the changes are almost instantly replicated to the other end. Like DFS replication, but without using that particular piece of software.
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nalanbarAuthor Commented:
ANyone?
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MightySWCommented:
Personally I agree with DStew on this one.  I think that your best alternative besides DFS is something simple like Robocopy.  Unfortunately, the only thing available beyond that would be to a script to do what you wish.

You may want to repost under scripting and ask them.  They will jump at the bit to assist you on writing a script that will help you accomplish this.

Good Luck
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nalanbarAuthor Commented:
I appreciate both of your answers, and since you both came up with the same main point, I am going to guess you are probably right. That being said, I am going to leave this open for a bit longer, in case someone comes through with some new information.
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nalanbarAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, neither of you came up with a solution that fit what I need. Then again, it probably doesn't exist, so I am splitting the points evenly. Thank you for your help.
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