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Sync folder contents between two SBS Servers

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Two separate businesses (with the same owner) have their own SBS servers and networks.

Question has been asked how to replicate a single folder (and sub folders) from one of these servers to the other over the internet.

What would be the most secure way to achieve this?

Sync only need to occur maybe 2-3 times daily and in one direction.
 
User interaction is not possible as user who loads data into the folder to be replicated doesn't want to manually move the data.
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Normally you would use DFS (Distributed File System) but this requires either a trust between the two servers or that both servers be members of the same domain, however SBS does not support trusts, nor will it allow two SBS servers in the same domain. This can be quite easily done if you were to change one of the servers to Server standard (non-SBS).

Alternatively you would need to use a tool like robocopy, or a 3rd party tool such as www.secindcopy.com to sync between the two sites using a VPN. Credentials would ave to be supplied to access the remote domain.

There are limitations trying two use multiple SBS servers in the same company.
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Thanks Superdata. My apologies I see a typo in the link above, it should be http://www.secondcopy.com/
Cheers!
--Rob
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