I have a K1000, a server share on network and need to sync 80 gig of files to remote users

\\fs\share$ is on my server

I just want a folder called share on the PC and have all contents synced to it

Can a few remote users be a sync partner? I dont think we could sync all of this with our FIOS line and would need some replication partners. I am also thinking of having my home PC help with being a second source.

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Can you provide more details about the 80GB of files?  What are you trying to sync?  Knowing that might get a better answer.

I'm not aware of a practical limit for file synchronization, but I'm pretty sure you will have issues if you try to sync 80GB at once. You would have to test it out to see if it works.

I don't think replication shares would help you much in this case, but you could test that as well.   

My initial take on this would be to find a FTP program that supports resuming downloads and control it from a K1000 script.  I think this would do it:  http://www.coreftp.com/

Answered 06/07/2013 by: jknox
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  • Its random files, 1 gig movie, tons of PDFs, word docs, pics, spread sheets etc. It is our service library of all of our machines we sell.

    I thought I could set up another PC at home to help with the sync

    I though about FTP but those usually need to prescan which takes 30 minutes on my remote servers.
    • Keep in mind you are talking about transferring upwards of 5 or 6 TB of data. If you set up a system at home as a replication share, it could possibly be made to work but it also might violate your terms of service with your internet provider. You would be transferring a great deal of data as well as technically hosting a server.

      One option might be to break the 80GB up into smaller sections and use multiple file syncs from your K1000. I'd say 2-4GB probably, but you would have to test it in your environment.

      You could put a unique text file in each one called something like "version". You then could use a custom inventory rule that targets that file for your file synchronization.

      That would give you the ability to create a smart label for machines that don't have the files synchronized. You would also have a machine label to target your remote users directly.
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Another option is something like this:  http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html

Answered 06/10/2013 by: jknox
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