Take the 2-minute tour ×
Server Fault is a question and answer site for professional system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I have Windows 2003 R2 Server installed on both PDC and BDC.

On the D: Drive of PDC, I have a folder called *ALL_Staff* which is mapped as Z: Drive and Oracle as N: Drive on the computers of all office employees. ALL_Staff folder has files of employees and Oracle folder has files to run software.

Now, I want BDC to synchronize the whole ALL_Staff and Oracle files of PDC every hour interval. As if PDC fails, without any interruption BDC act as PDC and everything works smoothly.

I have gone through the previous articles of SF, but those pointed out for freewares. Isnt there any else way.

I also noticed one thing. We can make the mapped drive Make Available Offline and kinda synchronize later on Windows Xp, but there is no such facility on Windows Server 2003 R2.

share|improve this question

closed as not constructive by mdpc, Dave M, John Gardeniers, Ward, Khaled Feb 17 '13 at 7:47

As it currently stands, this question is not a good fit for our Q&A format. We expect answers to be supported by facts, references, or expertise, but this question will likely solicit debate, arguments, polling, or extended discussion. If you feel that this question can be improved and possibly reopened, visit the help center for guidance.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

add comment

1 Answer

up vote 8 down vote accepted

1) There is no such thing a PDC or BDC anymore. Please stop confusing your terminology.

2) Don't use your DCs for other services. (Like filesharing, for example.) This causes a lot of easily avoidable headaches.

3) Technet guide to setting up DFS on Server 2003. Might want to set up a proper file server or two on a modern Windows Server OS and then use the guide for it, by the way.

share|improve this answer
3  
They could stand for Philadelphia Data Center and Boston Data Center :-) –  mfinni Feb 14 '13 at 18:54
1  
DFS-R on Windows 2008 has huge improvements over what was in 2003. If you plan on going with DFS-R I strongly suggest you look into upgrading. –  Zoredache Feb 14 '13 at 19:05
1  
@Zoredache This is a good point. I'm dealing with a 2003 DFS environment, and it's a headache. Server 2008 and DFS-R is definitely the way to go if it's an option. –  HopelessN00b Feb 14 '13 at 19:09
add comment

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.