i´m experimenting with the DFS-Replication possibilities in Windows Server 2008 R2.
Basic structure is this
TestOffice 1 - Fileserver TestOffice 2 - Fileserver Central server location - Fileserver
The three fileservers replicate their data through the DFS-R. Works well.
Lets say "Test Office 1" looses the connection to the internet. Someone changes "File 1" on the "Test Office 1"-Fileserver. Some minutes later someone changes "File 1" in the "Test Office 2" Location. This gets replicated to the central server.
What happens if the connection is reestablished? The "Test Office 2"-Version of the file wins, cause its newer, and gets replicated to "Office 1".
My question is: What are the possibilities to either - block unconnected offices to change files or - merge the files or put them into a "Conflict"-Folder (which needs to be in the same directory as the original file, cause not all directories share the same user rights.