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Need to replicate live data across multiple windows servers

We are looking for a Windows solution to replicate live data across multiple distributed servers.  Example.  User 1 creates several PDF files in a folder called shared docs on Server1.  We need that data to be in shared docs on Server2 within minutes (depending on bandwidth).  Total data storage would be 1T-2T.

What options do we have?
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As long as both servers are running at least Windows Server 2003 R2, you can use DFSR (distributed file system replication) to synchronize the folders. If you have older systems, you can set up one of the two hosts to run a "monitor" session of robocopy that can watch for changes to a folder and quickly recognize and copy the file. The latter, however, doesn't have the ability to send sub-file changes; whole files must be recopied when changes are made.

Neither of these solutions will permit users on each server to simultaneously change any given file and retain both sets of edits. No solution exists for that for this environment.
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Does DFS work if we have users accessing the shares via AFP instead of SMB?  The majority of users will be on OSX
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