folder synchronisation

Hello,

we are using win2003.
Do you have some infos regarding a folder synchronisation.
I have one folder and want to have this folder always up to date on another folder.
Do you know some automatic steps ? Or what do you think about dfs ?

wbr
George
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zoics99Commented:
You could always try SyncBack - a tool that can be scheduled.  We had issues with DFS on a 2003 domain, and ended with 2 separate versions of the folders.  Always back-up!
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JBlondCommented:
Are both folders stored on one server?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
no on different servers with different shares.
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JBlondCommented:
Then these guides should help you:
Step-by-Step Guide for the Distributed File System Solution in Windows Server 2003 R2

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Windows2003-Distributed-File-System.html

Of course there are some other commercial solutions to sync folders, but DFS comes with Server 2003 with no additional costs.


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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
and with DFS I can use different folders ?
What is when I need in the future to sync some other folders ?
George
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JBlondCommented:
Yes, to say it simple, you choose two shares and configure a replication between them. Once configured, Windows takes care that both folders stay in sync.
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JBlondCommented:
What is when I need in the future to sync some other folders ?

In that case you add another two or more folders and configure a replication between them.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
And this is working fine ?
I have heard something bad about it.
This version is running well ?
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JBlondCommented:
Simply try it.
Most problems that I know of occur because of a replication over a low bandwidth WAN connection. If you sync two folders within a local network on two servers and both run Windows Server 2003 I don't think you'll run into major issues.

Besides that, a third-party product that offers the same functionality is this: Super Flexible File Synchronizer



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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
These tools are for free ?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
What about groove 2007 ? Can I use it for folder synch ?
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JBlondCommented:
Have you already tried the solutions that zoics99 and I proposed?
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
I asked , are these tools for free and working on servers ?
George
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JBlondCommented:
I expect that you at least check if the possible solutions suit your needs and if not, tell the experts who are willing to help you why...

I do not insert bulk product information here for the only reason that you don't have to click on a hyperlink. All information you requested for the both solutions I suggested is just a mouseclick away.
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JBlondCommented:
Besides that:
If the solutions wouldn't work on servers, you wouldn't have heard any word about them here...
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
thanks. I will try the tools first.
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