• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 830
  • Last Modified:

Sync specific folders to file server on logoff

Hello

I have 20 users joined to active directory version 2008.  I want some specific folders (ex. c:\my.files ) to automatically be synced with my fileserver (for backup purposes), when my users logoff or shutdown their computers, .

I am thinking to create a batch file which simply xcopy these folders to my fileserver using logoff scripts in group policy.

Is there any other way to do?  What if i want to sync files and not copy all data every time a user logoff/shutdown?

Thanks
0
p0wned
Asked:
p0wned
  • 2
1 Solution
 
kevinhsiehCommented:
robocopy.exe c:\my.files \\fileserver\share\%username%\my.files

put that in a logoff script. Robocopy only copies files that have been modified. This script will not delete files that have been deleted from the source, but it will overwrite files. You should still protect files in case a user Overwrites a document with a blank document and then logs off. The backup copy on the file server will get replaced too. If you use shadow copies on your file server you would be in pretty good shape.
0
 
pwindellCommented:
Why not just use folder Redirection and be done with it?  That is what it was designed for.

The files just have to be located within folders that folder Redirection is designed to work with (My Documents, Desktop, etc)
0
 
pwindellCommented:
Sorry,...I should have said Offline Files.
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now