File share out of control
Posted on 2009-03-31
We have a shared folder for staff use that is starting to spiral out of control (it hit 1TB today). It is a real headache to backup and it is only going to get worse.
Breaking it up is an issue because we do not want to break the users' links/shortcuts. So we are looking for a way to make it all appear to be in one place (for the user) but to actually store the data in multiple locations.
I believe that in Unix you can replace a folder with a link and the user doesn't notice a difference but I am not aware of a way to do this in the Windows environment.
We do use DFS but the DFS link goes to the root of this folder ... so any changes here would again result in paths changing (which we are trying to avoid).
Any ideas would be welcome ... either 3rd party software or built-in Windows solutions.