FreeBSD equivalent of Microsoft DFS

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at
Tue Aug 10 08:03:40 UTC 2010

On 09/08/2010 23:42, Ed Flecko wrote:
> Is there a FreeBSD equivalent to Microsoft DFS, i.e., software that
> will replicate delta level file changes of network shares among
> multiple servers in real time?

It's not 'real time' but you can achieve something like this by using a
combination of ZFS snapshots and ZFS send / receive.

> Would that be rsync with just a frequently scheduled cron task?

Which works very well indeed in many situations.

Someone else has already mentioned distributed filesystems line AFS --
another thing to contemplate is the new HAST capability in FreeBSD:

It's conceptually similar to Linux DRBD, which in theory you can use
under FreeBSD as well, but no idea how it performs.



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