Home Drive replication
Posted on 2013-12-08
we have client with half the business travelling to different parts of the globe.
The use a MS VPN solution. Direct Access. Server 2008 R2 Environment.
the users personal Home drive for us is labeled as H drive. so when I say h. i refer to the users personal Home drive assigned in AD under their profile.
Now the client has issues with the users personal H drive. when they are on LAN saving to the H drive. quick as flash. but when travelling. the H drive works in cached mode when offline or not connected to corporate network. so user can work with files stored. but once online. the files replicate to the server back at the Head office.
issue is when online. if the user goes to save a file to their local H drive. the file reads as saving to \\servername\User personal Home Drive.
while the H drive is a network mapped to the corporate network. it caches fine locally. when when online. users have to wait as rather then save to local machine then replicate to source server. especially for users with low bandwidth at times, this is a nightmare.
so would like to save locally or know what solutions/recommendations others might have in this space.