Replicate Files from a Pervasive Database using DFS

Hello,

We use a program (AOD Software, aodsoftware.com) that stores data in a Pervasive database.  When moving to a new server, we simply have to copy a shared folder to the new server and install the Pervasive engine, and the program just works.  We were hoping to use DFS replication to keep a copy of all files consistently updated on a backup server.  This way, if anything would happen to the main server, we could get a backup up and running very quickly.  However, when we tried DFS, the program would freeze up and kick users off randomly.  When we turned off DFS replication, the program worked as normal.

Is there any way to get DFS to copy these files without impacting our program?  Is there another solution that would allow continual backup of any changed files?  We are currently using Server 2012 and Pervasive 11.

Thanks for your help.
ejscnITAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
DFS does not work well with Databases.  I don't know if there will be a version requirement or extra license requirement, but Server 2016 I believe will include an I/O level Storage Replica which should work for you.  It COULD be extremely expensive... or maybe free - but we're still a few months away from release to know.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ejscnITAuthor Commented:
Thanks Lee!
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Databases

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.