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Offline Files Sync Issue


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#1 MacDiesel

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Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:18 PM

At my company I have all user's Windows 7 Pro laptops setup with offline files that sync to user's shared folders on a file server. Today I migrated our physical Windows Server 2008 R2 file server to a Hyper-V virtual Machine. I used Disk2VHD to convert the physical disk to a virtual disk. I fired up the VM and when my laptop performed a sync I lost the new files that I had created in between the Disk2VHD conversion and booting up the new VM. Does anyone have an idea of how I can prevent this from happening Monday morning when everyone comes into the office and their laptops sync and lose any files that were created or changed over the weeked? I had this happen to me once already a few months ago. At that time it was from restoring our file server from an image backup. Does anyone know what is causing this and how to fix it? Thanks a lot!

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#2 magicalcow

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 11:06 AM

That is working as design. I don't like to use offline file sync for this very reason. It never works well or exactly the way you want it. Try configuring slow-link. That will make it update in the backupground regularly. Not sure if that will resolve your issue, but it is worth testing. The easiest way is don't use offline files.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/netro/archive/2010/04/09/how-the-synchronization-in-windows-7-offline-files-works.aspx




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