Can you sync data between 2 servers automatically?
Today, the majority of users use the Windows-based computer, including Windows 7/8/10/XP. There are many ways to sync data automatically for Windows users. Many Windows-server based computer user may wonder how to sync data between 2 servers automatically.
In fact, you can find many ways to synchronize files between Windows Servers, but a few ways can do it automatically. Then, let's have a closer look.
Top way to sync data between 2 Windows Servers automatically
When it comes to professional file sync software, AOMEI Backupper Server is worth a shot. With this software, you can easily sync files/folders automatically in Windows Server. It means you can receive the newly changed, added or deleted files or folders if you change it on any server.
More useful features in AOMEI Backupper:
Daily/weekly/monthly: To sync files regularly always give users the latest file versioning and avoid data loss owing to forgeting to synchronize.
Event triggers: To sync files at a specific event, you could consider using event triggers and then choose between system shutdown, user logoff, system startup and user logon.
USB plug in: To sync files more flexible, you can prepare a USB drive and create a schedule backup with "USB plug in" feature, then this software will sync files from or to the flash drive when connected to your computer.
Real-time sync: With the help of this feature, you will never miss any detected changes. Because it will monitor the file changes and sync the changed content immediately.
To sync data between 2 servers, you can backup it to NAS and access NAS via another server on the same network. Also, you still can directly choose data from the first server, then sync it to a location on the second server.
Step 1. Download AOMEI Backupper Server, install and launch it.
Step 2. Open this professional software, click Backup and File Sync subsequently
Step 3. Select files to sync. You can click Add Folders> Share/NAS>Add Network Location subsequently, then type network path, username and password and select the data you want to sync.
Step 4. Select a path on another server to save data. You can click the folder shaped button, select Share/NAS and Add Network Location subsequently, then type network path, username and password to add the path.
Step 5. To continuously sync files, click "Schedule" and select daily/weekly/monthly, event triggers, USB plug in or real-time sync. After that, back to the file sync page, click Start Sync.
Thanks to its schedule settings, you can sync files between servers (both 32-bit and 64 bit) automcatically and easily. But this version only sync files on up to 5 servers, if you want to protect unlimited PCs and servers within your company, you may choose AOMEI Backupper Technician Plus. It offers unlimited billable technical services to clients. It also enables you to copy installation directory for portable version creation.
3 Common Ways to sync data from one server to another
As you can see from above, honestly, using third-party software like AOMEI Backupper Server to sync data from one server to another is very easy and simple. But some users still insist on using the built-in tool. If you are one of them, you can click the anchor jump to see what you want.
# 1: Synchronize files between Windows Servers using external storage
External storage media, such as USB flash hard drive, is a very portable media. Many people are willing to use it to save their data. Also, it can be used to sync files between Windows Server.
To sync folders in Windows Server, the first thing is to prepare a USB flash drive or other media. Then, use it as the transfer station and migrate data.
The detailed steps are as follow:
Step 1. Plug your USB flash drive into one server, copy the files or folders you want to sync and paste it on your USB. After that, safely remove your USB flash drive.
Step 2. Plug your USB hard drive on another server, copy the files you want to sync and paste it on the server.
# 2: Windows Server sync folder through network
If your Windows Servers are on the same network, you can use your local network to transfer your data between 2 servers.
Step 1. Create a shared folder on your server. To create a shared folder, you can navigate to the folder you create, right-click it and choose Properties, then select the Sharing tab and hit Share to choose who you want to share and set up permissions.
Step 2. Sync files in 2 servers. You can copy and paste the files into the shared folder, then access the shared folder via another server. And as long as you copy and paste files to the shared folder, you can see it on another server.
# 3: Sync data between 2 Windows Servers via DFS replication
Whatever operations you do concerned with your computer, you will think about Windows built-in tool. Syncing data is not an exception.
DFS Replication is not installed by default, you need to manually install it via Server Manager.
Step 1. Install DFS Replication. You can navigate to Server Manager>Roles>Add Roles, then follow the prompt on the Add Roles Wizard until the last step.
Step 2. Sync data between two servers. You can click Start>Administrative Tools>DFS Management>Replication> New Replication Group subsequently, then follow the prompt on New Replication Group Wizard until the last step. After you finish all the step, you accomplish your first data sync.