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  • 2 way folder Sync

    Thanks, it's a good one.
    Last edited by avilt; 1st June 2013, 10:53.

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    Re: 2 way folder Sync

    I've got exactly that situation with 2 Win2003 servers over a VPN and have used Allway Sync ( without major problems
    Only issue is the software needs to run as a logged on user (on one server only -- the other has nothing installed)

    Price was about $30 IIRC
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    • #3
      Re: 2 way folder Sync

      Have you looked at the options available with the command-line tool 'xcopy'? You can copy only files that have been changed since the last copy (archive bit), or you can compare the dates of source & destination files to decide which one to keep, and so forth.

      At a cmd prompt, run 'xcopy /?' and read the various options. Since it's already installed with the Server OS, it's free. Write a one-line bat file, and set up a Scheduled Task to run it regularly. Do that on each server, and make sure the scheduled task doesn't run on both machines at the same time, job done.
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        Re: 2 way folder Sync

        Robocopy is pretty good. It even has a GUI version now - if only I could remember even half of what those options do.

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