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Mirror File server + file locking software

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Hi there,

I have a system i'm trying to setup.

The environment is dual server (one on one side of the country, one on the other). One of the sites (head-Office) has a relatively poor internet connection. The system contains some spreadsheets that are quite large, this prevents having one file server.

What I need is for the file servers to be mirrored and synchronised, but Site A to get files from their file server (locally) and Site B to get files from their server (locally also). If a file is in use in Site A, users from Site B will be unable to use that file. In Site A this currently works, if one user is accessing a spreadsheet and another users tries to use it they will be told that the file is in use (and can only be used read-only). This is perfect, if we could ahve this system multi-server it would be the solution.

Is there any software around that could do this? Windows preferably, but linux is an option.

Thanks in advanced
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by:cazzaboy
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Hi there,

If you are using windows servers, then DFS would be the way to go. Check out this link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732863(WS.10).aspx for a guide on how to get setup with DFS
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UNfortuantely, the domain controller seems to be and NT server so this won't suit. Any other options?
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by:lemonville
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Actually the main domain controllers appear to be Linux, so the above (which seems perfect) will not suit.

I'm very keen to hear any alternate options.

Cheers
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Unfortunately, we have not found a solution for this.

Our solution was to add a Terminal Server at the location of the file server.

This is less than ideal but better than nothing.
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by:lemonville
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This is not a solution, but i'm not sure whether the question should be deleted either.
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