Collaboration with DFS Replication

DFS R2 with Namespaces has become a widely used tool for replication, but it is still incomplete and inadequate for many of today’s more “collaborative” environments where data needs to be shared in real-time, i.e., among branch offices and project teams operating in multiple locations. This article shows how these shortcomings can be minimized, i.e., using third-party file locking, though a complete solution ought to have both real-time file locking and real-time replication to provide a fail-safe collaborative framework.