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i have a TFS server in california and we just opened another developmemnt office in oregon i would like to setup a second TFS server there for the local developers and have the 2 servers sync with each other.
my goal is to not sync the entire database but to only sync a branch
looking for advice on this or a better solution
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by:Mohamed Osama
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IF this is just for collaborative development , where sharing will be only limited to source control items  you can go for installing a TFS Proxy at the remote site, and configure it to pull updates from server as needed.


TFS installation guide 
http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=127730
TFS admin guide 
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=07AA12E5-2ED3-4DB8-96EB-51A48DCCB35D&displaylang=en&displaylang=en
(TFSAdmin-July2010.chm)
please refer to the section "Managing Team Foundation Server Proxy" 


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by:dano992
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i would rather sync one TFS server to another, or a branch odf one server to a sepearte server.
isnt TFS proxy for clients to sync up to a tfs server?
can you setup tfs proxy to sync to a brabch to a remote server?
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Mohamed Osama earned 500 total points
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When you say Branch, do you mean a Code Branch , i.e. a certain portion of code uder a team project source control, or do you mean a secondary TFS server ?
if you mean the latter , you can indeed install a secondary TFS application server using the "Application tier only " setup option.
This can mean , having multiple servers pointing to the same Data tier server, or setting up NLB between AT servers.
All such scenarios and more are available in the TFS installation guide document , the section titled "Choosing an installation Scenario"


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