Best way to sync directory

Discussion in 'Windows Networking' started by Bill, May 17, 2004.

  1. Bill

    Bill Guest

    I need to mirror a directory between a win2k server and a winXP notebook. I
    want to have a directory on both machines that always contain the same
    files. If I add a file to XP machine while it's disconnected from the
    network I want the file to be placed on the NT machine as soon as it
    connects and vise-versa.

    Is there an easy way to do this?
     
    Bill, May 17, 2004
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  2. Bill

    Greg Guest

    You can setup offline folders. Open the folder on the xp
    machine then go to tools->folder options. Select the
    offline files tab. Enable offline files. That should do it.
    Sounds like you'll want to select the option to sychonize
    files when you log onto the network.
     
    Greg, May 17, 2004
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  3. Bill

    Bill Guest

    Thanks, that was easy.

    One question as far a performance, will there be any problems synchronizing
    if the directory I want to share is very large. Say it has 500 subfolders
    each with about 20 files 2-5meg in size? Will it know which files have been
    added without having to scan every file in every directory everytime I
    connect?
     
    Bill, May 19, 2004
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