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

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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?

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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
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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.
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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.
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Thank you.
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