SureSync Part 1: Replicating Data with SureSync
- What Is SureSync, and How Does it Fit Into my Technical Architecture?
- Exploring the Business Benefits of SureSync
- Looking at Some of the Common Functions of SureSync that Meet Business Needs
This first of three articles on SureSync introduces you to the product, with examples of installing and configuring SureSync for a Windows 2000 Server and explores some of the pure business benefits that SureSync provides.
What Is SureSync, and How Does it Fit Into my Technical Architecture?
Sure Sync is a file replication utility produced by Software Pursuits (http://www.softwarepursuits.com), and is a low cost (in fact, too cheap! only $600 per server) yet feature- and function-rich product. It delivers an ease of use for both novices and more seasoned users. Best of all, it runs on most Windows platforms, so a server is generally inexpensive as well. It works best on Windows 2000 and NT if you want to preserve permissions and run it as a service, but it also reads non-Windows partitions.
The product has many uses (I'm sure you will think of lots of things); and lets you keep your file servers, data stores, and backup procedures running smoothly and efficiently with a very low cost of ownership.
In this article, we take a look at what SureSync is and how to install and set up SureSync to run as a service on your servers. You also get a fairly simple scenario for ensuring that content within your organization is kept in sync (excuse the pun).