Solved

Sync folder contents between two SBS Servers

Posted on 2010-11-22
2
743 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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.
0
Comment
Question by:Superdata
  • 2
2 Comments
 
LVL 77

Accepted Solution

by:
Rob Williams earned 500 total points
ID: 34194061
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.
0
 
LVL 77

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 34194121
Thanks Superdata. My apologies I see a typo in the link above, it should be http://www.secondcopy.com/
Cheers!
--Rob
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
Synchronize a new Active Directory domain with an existing Office 365 tenant
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question