B.5 Understanding Mirrored Folders

Problem: You are not sure if you want to use mirrored folders, because you do not understand how they work.

A mirrored folder is a library folder within Teaming that is synchronized with a folder located on a system drive outside of Teaming. When you perform basic actions (adding subfolders and files, modifying files, deleting folders and files) by using the Teaming interface or by accessing the file on the drive, the change is reflected in the other interface. The advantage to using mirrored files is that you can apply Teaming tools to files on a drive, including tools such as text search, workflow, and discussion (in the form of comments applied to the entry in the library folder).

Teaming supports two types of external folders:

Here are tips for using mirrored files:

For more information about mirrored file folders, see Working with Mirrored Folders in the Novell Teaming 2.0 Advanced User Guide.