File Sync


A customer wants to sync some files (mostly xls-files) from 3 different locations. All the files must be stored locally at every location but every file has to be synced to the other locations at change. All the files must be at the same state at every location.
The customer doesn't want to use vpn. The files are at a size of approx. 0-15MB. There will be 2 (Windows)server and 1 NAS (Synology).
Is there any rsync for windows around? Does anyone knows a program which solves this requirement?

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Raymond van den BedumCommented:
robocopy is an create tool to sync files on windows.
Dropbox seems the easiest solution here, as it's supported by both Windows Server and the newer Synology DSM software. While I know of NO software that does reliable sync BIG files real time on HEAVY usage (depends on how big the file are, what the transfer speed on those location, how often are the files changed), if files are just sometimes edited (preferable only by one person), for occasionally VIEWING, it's a good solution. If EVERYONE keep the excel file open, the upload sync can't happen, and also the download sync is in problem.
Even on a fast network in a proven reliable Windows environment (DFS), these locking of files is a problem, let alone a very slow upload to Dropbox.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use Dropbox for this situation. It works fine and I agree with the above post. Sync between locations / machines is fast.
Synology's built-in Cloudstation utility does this.  It's like Dropbox, except it's running on the Synology, rather than on a third party's server.   Basically, you're running your own Dropbox-like server on your Synology.

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