OneDrive for Business Sync with SBS2008 Folder Redirection

Running traditional folder redirection to SBS2008 of My Documents folder with a mix of 14 clients running Windows 7 Pro and Windows 8.1 Pro. Every client is being transitioned to Office 365 E3 with OneDrive for Business used to provide cloud access to all their files.

How do I configure OD4B and SBS2008 to allow OD4B to sync the My Documents folder to the cloud while also allowing folder redirection to continue syncing the same folder with SBS2008?
Joel RuthsTechnology ConsultantAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I don;'t know why you want to do this
put the onedrive4B base folder inside the documents folder
Joel RuthsTechnology ConsultantAuthor Commented:
The server folder redirection will continue to provide archived backups of all files so that any file accidentally deleted can be retrieved months later if necessary. OD4B provides no ability to create archived backups. There have been instances where I had to retrieve files as old as 3 years ago from the archives and that need remains.
I want the user experience to be very similar to what they are already use to, working with their files in the My Documents path even though those files are all on the server with Offline Files activated. Does this make more sense now? Or do you have another suggestion?
Also, if the OD4B base folder is inside the My Documents folder, doesn't the user actually have to make sure that all of their working files are inside the OD4B base folder?
David AtkinTechnical DirectorCommented:
I would tend to agree with David and that you should make the users use the One Drive folder from inside the Documents location.  I don't think you're going to be able to make this work how you want it to as it will make a OneDrive folder opposed to using an existing folder like your redirected folders on the server.
David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
OD4B provides no ability to create archived backups SharePoint has versioning  and a deleted items folder. I don't think that O4B is the right tool for the job you are trying to do.  Each tool has their own strengths and weaknesses.  One way around this is to add the O4B folder into the redirected folder location.  i.e. \\servername\users$\username\Onedrive4B There is no automated way of doing this unfortunately

Newer technology i.e. work folders helps but 'my documents' is supposed to be a personal repository used for items in progress or personal items, completed items should exist on a network share for the business unit users to access.  Having everyone re-invent the wheel, or having 50 versions of the same document is counterproductive .. Business PC's and IT is strictly about making the business more productive having many individual silo's may assist the user but is detrimental to the business as a whole.

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Joel RuthsTechnology ConsultantAuthor Commented:
This is not the solution I was looking for but the responses do provide a direction to move in so I am closing my question and will probably be forcing users to adapt to a new way of working with their files.
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