?
Solved

Sync tool needed to copy files from one server to another instantly

Posted on 2014-10-22
4
Medium Priority
?
168 Views
Last Modified: 2014-10-22
Hello,

I'm looking for a utility that will be able to copy data from one server to another.  It has to be instant.  The scenario is I'm scanning documents to one server and I need to copy those scans to another server.  I have to automate the process.  What is the best solution?

Thanks,


L
0
Comment
Question by:lemastass
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
4 Comments
 
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

by:
NVIT earned 2000 total points
ID: 40398517
For some simple solutions, you could use either robocopy or the Task Scheduler.

robocopy with either switch:
/MON:n :: MONitor source; run again when more than n changes seen.
/MOT:m :: MOnitor source; run again in m minutes Time, if changed.

Example: http://burpee.smccme.edu/studenthowtos/robocopy.htm
Search for 'monitor'

More info: http://serverfault.com/questions/55733/the-job-and-monitoring-options-of-robocopy
Seach for 'Monitoring a Directory Tree'

For Task Scheduler, you can set the 'Repeat task every...' option. But, it may not be as 'instant' as you'd like. From the pulldown, the fastest repeat is every 5 minute. You can change it to 1 minute but I haven't tried that.

Another way is to setup a Distributed File System (DFS) role on your server.

DFS Replication is an efficient, multiple-master replication engine that you can use to keep folders synchronized between servers across limited bandwidth network connections. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771058.aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:lemastass
ID: 40398555
Thank you for the response.  I figured out how to use Robocopy and the switches that go along with it before seeing your response.  I'm also using Task Scheduler to set the bat file to run every 5 mins indefinitely.  Its working great.  Thank you though for responding to the question.
0
 

Author Comment

by:lemastass
ID: 40398556
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for lemastass's comment #a40398555

for the following reason:

I figured out the issue on my own time through searching the web and mapping out logically what I needed to do in order to get the task completed.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:lemastass
ID: 40398557
Thank you.
0

Featured Post

Industry Leaders: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

We recently endured a series of broadcast storms that caused our ISP to shut us down for brief periods of time. After going through a multitude of tests, we determined that the issue was related to Intel NIC drivers on some new HP desktop computers …
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
Michael from AdRem Software explains how to view the most utilized and worst performing nodes in your network, by accessing the Top Charts view in NetCrunch network monitor (https://www.adremsoft.com/). Top Charts is a view in which you can set seve…

765 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question