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    I just created a new backup PDC, Replication is working fine active directory looks good, I copied all the user folder from the primary DC onto the backup, all good, the problem I have is everybody is still saving to the primary server, How do I keep the backup server upto date with all the changes to thier folders. I.E Wprd, Excel, etc.. In the case the primary fails and they have to run off the backup server. Is there a script I can use?

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: folder migration

    You could setup a scheduled task to use xcopy or robocopy, personally though I'd just restore from the backup (that you do have and test regularly, correct?) if a server goes down.
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    • #3
      Re: folder migration

      What about DFS (Distributed File System)?
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        Re: folder migration

        Did you redirect my documents or something before??? is that what's still pointing to the old server??
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        • #5
          Re: folder migration

          Originally posted by Ossian View Post
          What about DFS (Distributed File System)?
          It is an option, certainly, but still requires regular backups
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          • #6
            Re: folder migration

            Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
            It is an option, certainly, but still requires regular backups
            Agreed, but it is (IMHO) the easiest solution to the OP's request of a live, up to date, backup server.
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: folder migration

              Well IF it's a migration (see title), I wouldn't go for DFS.
              To much trouble. I would simply write a robocopy script and shedule it.

              However, If the TS wants to use both servers as a file servers then I would go for DFS.
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