So, you’ve two Windows Home Servers that you want to keep the files on the folder shares synchronized (i.e. mirrored). This article walls you through Microsoft SyncToy 2.0.
- Download the SyncToy 2.0 installer onto one of your Windows Home Servers.
- Remote into your WHS. You are installing the software from the desktop of your server, not from a client PC.
- Run the installer and you will see a dialog asking permission to install Microsoft Sync Framework. SyncToy (the application) uses this framework to do it’s stuff.
- After the framework installs, SyncToy the application will be installed.
- Just keep clicking Next 4-5 screen accepting the defaults. The app will then install and you click Close.
- With SyncToy installed, we will now setup the folder pairs that you want synchronized. A “folder pair” is just that: a pair of folders (one on the “left” and one on the “right”) that you want to keep in sync.
- Click Start, All Programs and the on SyncToy 2.0
- When SyncToy first runs there are no pairs setup, so click on Create New Folder Pair.
- In my case, I am syncing data between my current server named HOMESERVER and the new one named SERVER. Clever names, huh? My goal is to have the server reflect any changes and/or new files that are on homeserver. Essentially server will become a mirror of homeserver.
- With that in mind, we will start with the Photos share. On the left, I type \\Homeserver\Photos and on the right \\Server\Photos and click Next.
- Next I select Echo as the type of synchronization and click Next. Echo will keep the right computer looking just like the one on the left.
- Give some nice name to your pair, and click Finish.
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