Solved

How can I sync a shared folder across 4 NAS?

Posted on 2014-11-13
7
101 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-19
Hi everyone!

I have a LInux and a Windows server and I'm looking for a solution that can allow me to keep a folder (on 4 different nas in different locations connected by vpn) synced.

This means that if I'm in location 4 and add a file I expect location 1,2,3 to get that file in minutes
If I'm in location 2 and delete a folder I expect location 1,3,4 to delete that folder too

The more "updated" should win...

The share is a normal samba share on different kind and brands of NAS.

Thanks for the help!
0
Comment
Question by:ltpitt
  • 4
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Joseph O'Loughlin
ID: 40439776
One option.  Install Always sync and Go on a Windows system that has access to all four nas boxes, choosing to install the synchronization service.
Configure a job.  You can add additional folders to synchronize.  In the advanced job properties define delete behavior.  
Verify it's working, then install a license, and schedule the job.
0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ltpitt
ID: 40439868
I forgot an important bit: free software :)
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Joseph O'Loughlin
ID: 40440037
rsync on linux
0
Free learning courses: Active Directory Deep Dive

Get a firm grasp on your IT environment when you learn Active Directory best practices with Veeam! Watch all, or choose any amount, of this three-part webinar series to improve your skills. From the basics to virtualization and backup, we got you covered.

 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:ltpitt
ID: 40440100
rsync will sync every folder to the last updated?
0
 
LVL 11

Expert Comment

by:Joseph O'Loughlin
ID: 40440168
RSync just uses the filesystem's attributes, not maintaining metadata separately, so for each pair of folders you run rsync the --delete option only works on one, so deletions don't propagate correctly.  
Always sync uses it's own metadata repository in a separate folder, so handles the situation better.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
ltpitt earned 0 total points
ID: 40443941
I've found it!

Bittorrent sync does greatly and very easily the job :)
0
 
LVL 1

Author Closing Comment

by:ltpitt
ID: 40451897
It worked perfectly and it was a breeze to setup
0

Featured Post

Efficient way to get backups off site to Azure

This user guide provides instructions on how to deploy and configure both a StoneFly Scale Out NAS Enterprise Cloud Drive virtual machine and Veeam Cloud Connect in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

Question has a verified solution.

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

How to fix error ""Failed to validate the vCentre certificate. Either install or verify the certificate by using the vSphere Data Protection Configuration utility" when you are trying to connect to VDP instance from Vcenter.
Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Creators Update in just a matter of weeks. Are you prepared? Follow these steps to ensure everything goes smoothly and you don't lose valuable data on your PC.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of installing of Data Protection Manager on a server running Windows Server 2012 R2, including the prerequisites. Microsoft .Net 3.5 is required. To install this feature, go to Server Manager…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

791 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