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Filer replication to Windows

We have requirement for replicating Files from our Netapp shares (NFS and CIFS) from one location to a windows server in another location. Files will be accessed and modified by users in both location. Does anybody knew about such a file replication software which can dor from NEtapp filer to a windows server and allow read write at both locations

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Re: Filer replication to Windows

Hi,

I think you could use this Software http://www.csync.org/ to build your own synchronisation scripts.

You have to use it to sync the NetApp Share and the Windows Share.

Install it on a Linux VM, or use Cygwin on Windows to compile it.

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Re: Filer replication to Windows

Hi,

For CIFS shares you can use Windows DFS - NetApp can participate in a DFS relationship as a leaf object.

Regards,

Radek

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Re: Filer replication to Windows

The read and write requirement at both locations is the challenge. Without a clustered file system solution or one that knows which side was modified (and locks both sides from updating concurrently) keeping consistency is not really built in. Even of NetApp on both sides one side would need to be primary and the other a copy..at a per share or export basis. handling writes at both sites is the challenge.

Wan optimization to one site then replicate to the other is more common. Or for some data sets cloud providers and cloud gateways allow writes from any site with a clustered file system.

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Re: Filer replication to Windows

I believe Peer http://www.peersoftware.com/ has the the distribution AND locking capability to do this (at least on Windows, unsure of NFS).

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Re: Filer replication to Windows

I didn't know about this product.  Thank you.  And it works on Windows and NetApp http://www.peersoftware.com/products/resources/datasheets/peercollaborationenterprise.pdf   a good overview of the product.

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