5.5 Dedicate the Third Filr Appliance to Synchronization

If your deployment requires more than two Filr appliances, place the third Filr appliance in the back-end network (see Figure 3-1) and dedicate it to synchronization.

Configure the appliance as follows:

  1. Don’t provide user access through your load balancing hardware or software.

  2. Ensure that it is the only Filr appliance with the Allow Synchronization option enabled.

    For details, see Net Folder Configuration in the Novell Filr 1.1 Administration Guide.

This dedicates the Filr appliance to handling full Net Folder synchronizations and minimizes the effect that synchronizations have on user activities.