Sharepoint Server Replication?
I have been searching around the internet and haven't come across a satisfactory answer to my question so I thoughtI would ask it here... Basically I have 4 corporate sites in 4 different states. I want to be able to share documents via Sharepoint Server 2007 between all the sites. However I do not want the 3 branch offices all accessing the Sharepoint server over the internet ( and using up precious bandwidth ). I was hoping there was a solution whereby I could set up my first sharepoint server in my main office, populate it with content and then replicate that content to local servers at each of the branch offices. But it also needs to be set up in such a way that documents added to any of the 4 servers are replicated to all the other servers. Is this possible? What other options for Sharepoint server replication do I have? Thank you in advance.
November 7th, 2007 12:54am
If your question is just for the replication of content databases, you can think of SQL 2005 mirroring concepts. Please check the following urls From your note, i can interpret that you are planning for availability for your sharepoint farm. You are looking to deploy additional/backup sql server for high availability. Pleaese refer the following resources. This should shed some light on what you are lookinng for. Please let me know whether this helps Database Mirroring with WSS 3.0 - Technet White Paper http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/WSS/en/library/3f4c5175-9259-4dba-924a-4d2d76bbe9bc1033.mspx?mfr=true Database Mirroring with MOSS 2007 - Technet WhitePaperhttp://technet2.microsoft.com/Office/en-us/library/80609398-b01d-4d0a-b429-040b74cae51c1033.mspx?mfr=true Database Mirroring Vs Log Shippinghttp://blogs.msdn.com/mikewat/archive/2007/07/28/database-mirroring-and-log-shipping-which-is-better.aspx SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Part 1 (Introduction, Overview, and basicshttp://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/archive/2007/04/23/sql-server-2005-database-mirroring-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007-part-1-introduction-overview-and-basics.aspx SQL Server 2005 Database Mirroring and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0/Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 - Part 2 (Configuration)http://blogs.technet.com/wbaer/archive/2007/05/25/sql-server-2005-database-mirroring-and-windows-sharepoint-services-3-0-microsoft-office-sharepoint-server-2007-part-2-configuration.aspx Replication and High Availabilityhttp://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/04/02/replication-and-high-availability.aspx SharePoint Backup Restore, High Availability, and Disaster Recoveryhttp://blogs.msdn.com/joelo/archive/2007/03/09/sharepoint-backup-restore-high-availability-and-disaster-recovery.aspx Planning Redundancy and Scaling the SharePoint Environmenthttp://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=713191&seqNum=5&rl=1 If you want to setup different farms for your offices, then it's a different question ??
November 7th, 2007 3:22am
In addition to Sundar's exhaustive list, I recommend this blog post: http://jopx.blogspot.com/2007/10/sharepoint-branch-deployment-and-wan.html
November 7th, 2007 3:43pm
Thank you for your answers all.I think the third party solution like Syntergy is the option I was looking for.::looks at Microsoft:: Can't wait until they provide a multi-master georeplication service right out of the box. =]Thanks Again,Richard R
November 7th, 2007 5:31pm
Richard, Infonic (formerly iOra) provides an excellent 3rd party solution for both server to server and server to laptop. Check out the website. http://www.infonic.com/index.php Karen
November 29th, 2007 8:23pm
Hi Richard, How you configured Sharepoint replication ? I am having same scenario just like yours but I cant afford any third party solution so I am looking for native methods to achive the same. Please share your views with me.
December 5th, 2007 1:58pm
I haven't found a good solution yet. The third party solutions are very expensive (Syntergy wanted $25,000 for the first license) :hocked look on face:: Since the customer that this solution was intended for went the direction of a fully functional content managment system, this got put on my back burner.
December 5th, 2007 8:29pm
I have the same issue over here. The third party solution for sharepoint replications are more expensive than sharepoint itself. Please post possible solutions on this forum.
March 22nd, 2008 6:45pm
Check out AvePoint's DocAve Replicator... much cheaper than Syntergy and Infonic. They offer free 30-day trials if you want to check it out. There's a free Discovery tool that's included in that as well. I've posted links below. http://www.avepoint.com/sharepoint-replication-docave/http://www.avepoint.com/resources/free-trial-downloads/
April 29th, 2009 4:52pm
If you still need advice on SharePoint replication let me know. I have years of experience with this issue. firstname.lastname@example.org
November 19th, 2010 2:56am