File Locking for Microsoft DFSR
(The missing feature)
Effective file sharing and collaboration environments require the combination of file replication and locking. Without file locking, users will eventually encounter corrupted files and version conflicts as shared project files are accessed, updated, and replicated by multiple users across multiple servers on a network.
PeerLock Server provides network file locking while local shared files are in use. This ensures that when a user is modifying a file, no other user will be allowed to make changes to that file on any machine that is part of the PeerLock configuration. PeerLock integrates seamlessly with Microsoft DFSR to create a comprehensive collaboration environment.
PeerLock is an entry-level product originally designed to help organizations establish a file collaboration environment by adding file locking, a missing feature, to Microsoft DFSR. Unfortunately, many users discover the lack of file locking in DFSR after they have encountered problems with file version conflicts and corruption.
If you are not happy with the performance of DFSR or have additional requirements, check out our Solution Overview at the bottom of the page.
- Real-time Detection of File Use and Immediate Remote Locking
- Cross-Domain File Locking
- Failed Connections Retry
- Instant file locking
- Can be run as a service
- Source/Target Folder/File Filter
- Support for UNC folder/path names
- Easy install and unobtrusive operation
- Create/View and close folder selections in MS Windows Explorer
- Admin Log Reporting
Comprehensive Monitoring Console
Service Level Agreements are common these days, whether they are internal or external. To ensure that you can meet these service levels, control over your processes is key. PeerLock is tightly integrated with Peer Administrator, which enables you to view and manage all PeerLock instances in one central console.
Supported File Types
PeerLock can lock all file types--when the application supports a file handle--to lock the corresponding target file in the same manner as it is locked on the source system.
PeerLock Setup Example
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - 2012 R2
Depending on the size of the organization and the location that needs to be included, Microsoft DFSR has limits on what it can handle. Because of this, Peer Software has developed a portfolio of comprehensive collaboration solutions, which are able to support larger environments with TB's of data and thousands of users around the world. The following table will give you a simplified overview of each solution and when to use it.
|Supported OS||Windows||Windows, Data OnTap|
|Replication Engine||Microsoft DFSR||PeerLink|
|File Locking during transfer||NO||YES|
|Central Monitoring Console||NO||YES|
|Replication Topology||Full Mesh||Hub & Spoke|
|Supported Network Latency||< 150 ms||> 150 ms|
|Recommended Sites (*1)||3 (10)||unlimited|
|Cross AD Trees||NO||YES|