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  Asked By: Elvin    Date: Dec 22    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 930

Is it possible to have 2 document servers in your company?
I would like to have one in Cape Town and the other in Johannesburg,
because the link is a bit slow between the two sites. I have tried to
replicate the two databases using DFS but it didn't work.
Can this be done?



8 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Dan Dickerson     Answered On: Dec 22

just let one server crawl the other server.

Answer #2    Answered By: Phenil Poriya     Answered On: Dec 22

Replication doesn't work  with this version of SPPS. Since so many people
want it, it seems a likely feature to show up in version 2.0.

People have suggested various workarounds to this problem; each comes with
drawbacks. Check the newsgroups if you're interested in their suggestions.

Answer #3    Answered By: Dante Parsons     Answered On: Dec 22

I am not sure how to do that, could you give me a hint please?

Answer #4    Answered By: Luke Davis     Answered On: Dec 22

If you look in your administration
network drive you
should find it (look where you can crawl exchange and lotus servers). There you
can crawl other servers  (webservers or fileservers). Naturally you need a way
through your firewall and thats often a problem.

Answer #5    Answered By: Daniella Landry     Answered On: Dec 22

do you perhaps have a link  where I could find
information on how to set up
the second read-only server?

Answer #6    Answered By: Bo Stafford     Answered On: Dec 22

It is described in the on-line docs. I believe SPS formally refers to
it as "duplication" ... so as not to confuse it with popular conceptions
around "replication".

Search for "duplicate" or "duplication" in the on-line docs.

Re: previous suggestion to have each server index each other

This is a good idea too (depending on your circumstances). To contrast
this with Duplication, Indexing will create an index catalog on the
local SPS server for each of the other SPS servers  it is pointed to.
This makes searches run quickly but when someone wants to view some
content, it will still have to be served over your slow  link.
Duplication will create a local copy of the *content* (and by
implication, a local index catalog as well).

Duplication will work  best for your users if the content does change too
frequently. Duplication creates an entirely new copy of all the SPS
server content each time it runs.

Answer #7    Answered By: Jocelyn Shelton     Answered On: Dec 22

I will do some research on this.

Answer #8    Answered By: Joey Soto     Answered On: Dec 22

DFS won't work.

SPS has a "server duplication" feature that allows you to make literally
an active (but read-only) copy of an SPS server on a second Windows 2000

The upcoming SPS Res Kit also has an export/import tool that will help
you make copies of individual workspaces.

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