PeerSync for Servers

PeerLink	  	  	     	 Overview Specification Screen Shot Trial Download    PeerLink File Collaboration is an enterprise-level, real-time, multi-directional, distributed file locking and synchronization technology that ensures the same data exists on all participating servers regardless of where changes occur, and prevents users from accessing files that are currently in-use by another user in the session.   A file collaboration session consists of two or more participating servers, and a folder hierarchy called the Watch Set, located on each server which will be kept synchronized by propagating file locks and modifications to all participating servers in real-time.   PeerLink has local and remote characteristics that form the basis of a distributed application framework.PeerLink installations are composed of 3 primary components:   1. PeerLink Hub The Hub is the central component of the PeerLink framework. All PeerLink solutions are installed, configured and started at the Hub.  2. PeerLink Broker The Broker makes up the central messaging system that supports PeerLink applications. The Broker provides the core communication facility that connects the Hub and Agents in a PeerLink collaboration environment.  3. PeerLink Agent The Agent is a lightweight component that is installed on a networked host that enables it to participate in a PeerLink collaboration environment. Image

The Standard for File Replication in LAN / WAN Environments
for Windows & NetApp Systems

PeerSync for Servers is the industry standard for file replication and synchronization in WAN environments. Benefitting from over 10 years of continuous refinement, our latest version of PeerSync is ideal for high-volume server transactions over networks using LAN and WAN links, and it offers key features for optimizing the system to your requirements.

PeerSync is job-based and can be configured with multiple jobs per server to operate in the following modes:


Support for Reparse Points

PeerSync for Servers Enterprise Edition offers support to synchronize reparse points (Windows only) without bringing back the original files from the archive. PeerSync will simply sync the reparse points to the target system.

Ease of Use

In addition to boosting productivity by assuring on-demand data availability, PeerSync bolsters the bottom line by decreasing your total cost of ownership via flexible licensing options. PeerSync Server requires minimal setup time and administration and has little impact on your current environment. Powerful options, including Open File Management (VSS), ByteReplicator, TCP, and Multi-Threading, further establish PeerSync as the industrial-strength standard for data protection, distribution, and business continuity. 

Supported Platforms

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - 2012 R2, Microsoft Azure, NetApp Data ONTAP 7.3.5 and higher, 8x (7-Mode), 8.2 and higher (cDOT), and Cloud ONTAP

Hundreds of Fortune 500 companies, federal agencies and mid-sized businesses use this popular software solution for flexible, "bullet-proof" file synchronization to back up their data - all in one extremely affordable package! Just "set it and forget it," and PeerSync Server unobtrusively manages data on a real-time or scheduled basis.

The following table will provide you with an overview of the PeerSync Editions we offer. Please contact our sales team if you have any questions.

PeerSync Editions - Feature Overview / Comparison



Advanced EditionEnterprise EditionPeerSync
PeerSync Edition Basic Advanced Enterprise NetApp
Comprehensive Monitoring
This allows you the ability to monitor PeerSync Server Jobs when running it as a service. PeerSync provides you with current as well as historical data about data synced per job.
Advanced Reporting
These options allow log files, administrative summaries, and email reporting to be configured for individual folders/jobs.
Unicode compliant
PeerSync Server allows you to synchronize files containing Unicode (Mac) and Asian characters.
Blackout Setting
This feature gives you the ability to black out certain times of the day when data can be collected in real-time (from local folders) and processed only when the blackout period has ended. This feature will optimize nightly syncs, as it will eliminate the time-consuming comparison and overhead processing of a scheduled scan.
Bandwidth Throttling
This is a performance-enhancing feature. Based on the timing of actual packets sent and received, PeerSync dynamically adjusts the timing between packets sent to optimize bandwidth utilization.
ACL Transfer
This options allows the transfer of File and Folder Security Descriptions to the target system (only recommended within the same domain).
It allows PeerSync to transfer multiple files parallel from the source to the target machine(s).
Byte-Level Replication
It allows PeerSync to send byte-level changes from the source to the target machine without sending the whole file.
Open File Management (VSS)
Volume Shadow Copy Service allows PeerSync to access locked files (open files) and transfer them to the target system.
Enhanced Scanning
If enabled, it will dynamically split jobs into sub jobs for more efficient scanning and improved performance.
Enhanced Package
Support for alternate target paths in case the connection to the original path is failing. It also enables SNMP Reporting for PeerSync as well as File Recovery, so PeerSync can resume file transfer where it left off when a network failure occurs.
Reparse Points
PeerSync supports Symantec Enterprise Vault reparse point replication. With this option, you can backup your data and reparse points to another machine without bringing the files back from the vault.
Administrative Override
Back up data from directories that the administrator has no access to. Very useful for Home Directories where the Admin often has NO access rights.
NetApp CIFS support
With the NetApp CIFS connector, you can synchronize files and changes in real-time from NetApp to Windows or NetApp to NetApp.
TCP WAN Connector
TCP can be beneficial when trying to synchronize files to a location over the internet. NOTE: We strongly recommend the use of a VPN when transferring files over the public internet.
Number of connections 2 / 5 2 / 5 / 10 5 / 10 / 15 ... 5 / 25 / 50
If you are not sure which Edition is right for you, please get in contact with us before you start your evaluation, so we can help you choose the right package depending on your requirements.