Posted on 2014-04-17
Ok, I inherited a client running 2 SBS2011 servers. Each at a different location. Both locations are connected with a VPN. They had strange issues with files and folders disappearing and then re-appearing or they would disappear from one users mapped drive but not another. After a few minutes, they would appear again. Their previous IT provider had SyncBackPro running at the primary location and it was syncing data to the other locations SBS server as a backup. The original thought was that SBP was causing the wierd file/folder disappearing issues. We decided to setup DFS to eliminate the need for SBP and to speed up file access for users in each location, etc. However, after stopping SBP and getting DFS setup, the issue still exists with files/folders disappearing and re-appearing. Several, not all, users are also seeing longer than normal file/folder access times. Some are taking 5 min to open. Any thoughts or suggestions are much appreciated as we are pulling our hair out and at a loss at this point.
Oh, we did setup a new DFS namespace with root folders in a location separate from where all the other data is and it seems to work fine. I really don't want to have to create and move everything as it is approx 800GB of data that would then have to sync over the VPN which is a 3MB down/1.5 MB up DSl circuit at one end.......