File Replication to NAS or Linux

Hi All,

We run about 15 centres around the UK and with file replication we deploy patches to them overnight from a local users computer at the centre. We are having issues with this as users won't leave a computer on overnight to collect the patches from the main server, so when on a Friday we deploy patches to all computers in the centre it fails because patches aren't locally there and we don't have failover checked.

I was wondering if it is possible to create a folder share on a NAS box or Linux box that we can sit in the data cabinets at all the centres that will be able to pickup the file overnight and will deploy to all machines on a Friday. I don't really want to put a Windows box in the cabs as there are more expensive.

Please let me know if anyone is currently doing this as it would be good to hear your solutions to patching remote centres.


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Posted by: WhitzEnd 4 years ago
7th Degree Black Belt
You can certainly use any agent managed device as the replication machine.  You would need to enter the destination path of the share on the NAS or Linux server where you want the packages to reside.  The download path would also be set to the share.  The replication machine would need to remain on during the replication schedule in order for it to funnel the packages to the share. 

Hope this helps.  

  • If we went down to route of a NAS box, i don't think we will be able to get an agent on them. So we would need to go down to Linux route? - chris.poston 4 years ago
    • The agent doesnt have to be on the NAS. It simply needs to be able to access it and write the packages to it. - WhitzEnd 4 years ago
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