09-24-2012 07:44 AM
We have about 130 ftp repositories that we need in complete sync with our main HPDM repository. Our repository is about 35GB and syncing the repository to our site servers by hand is tedious and very time consuming.
I've tried a consumer solution named "Allway Sync" but the software isn't very robust nor does it have specific bandwidth limitation controls that we need to sync the repository over our WAN.
I was hoping that someone here would have a better idea of how to synchronize these repositories. I've herd a rumor that the new HPDM will have this feature built in but I'm not so sure about that.
09-24-2012 09:26 PM - edited 09-24-2012 09:34 PM
Have alook at sybcbak SE
Has bandwidth throttling and we have found reliable for file syncs to aremote site, but do not use if for repository syncing
09-25-2012 09:00 AM
What ftp software\OS are you using on the ftp repositories? If Linux, then I believe wget supports a mirror option. In this scenario, a cron job could be configured on the repository to sync with a designated master repository (you'd only have to update one then.
You could also consider setting up your own little "cloud". I've not used it myself, but ftpbox (ftpbox.org), looks pretty interesting. In this scenario, the servers running the ftp repositories would keep themselves in sync with a dropbox-like application.
09-27-2012 08:55 AM
We're using Windows (W2kServer, XP, Win 7) and a mix between IIS and FileZilla server.
I'm not opposed to a "dropbox" like solution. I'll look into this.
Because of the large file sizes I'm worried about data crouption during the process. I'd like something with an MD5 checker built in so I won't have to write a script for this.