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Sync specific folders to file server on logoff

Posted on 2012-03-16
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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
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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.
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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)
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Sorry,...I should have said Offline Files.
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