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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.


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