What is the best way to sync large sets of files between to geographically separate locations so that both locations have the same file?
We have a constantly changing 500gig file share in Location1 with an avg rate of change of (+/- 5 gigs an hour consisting of adds, modifications, deletes).
Location2 will be coming up soon and they too have local storage space available. I would like them both to be working in their local shares respective of their locations but have everything synced/replicated at both locations.
A few quick notes: - Both sides have NetAPP filers - Users are connecting to CIFS shares directly to the Netapp filers - We can not use the netapp sync mirror (1. no license, 2. it is a one directional read only transfer) - Location1 has a private 500mbit fiber ethernet connection - Location2 has a private 100mbit fiber ethernet connection - Because the LUNS are not mapped to a server (FC,iscsi), we can not use DFSR or GlobeSCAPE for bit level replication
I'm looking for a stable solution that will connect over CIFS and sync both locations.
Thanks for your input.