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 Novell Vibe that is synchronized with a folder located on a system drive outside of Vibe. When you perform basic actions (adding sub-folders and files, modifying files, deleting folders and files) by using the Vibe 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 Vibe 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).
Vibe supports two types of external folders:
A directory on a file system
A folder accessible through WebDAV
Consider the following tips for using mirrored files:
When you specify the path to the system folder, specify the full (absolute) path to the folder.
After creating the mirrored folder, you cannot alter the pathname, and you cannot reconfigure the Vibe library folder to be a non-mirrored folder.
To initialize the new mirrored folder, click> , and use the Synchronize tool.
Do not attach additional files to entries in a mirrored folder. Behavior regarding additional attachments is unpredictable.
Synchronization occurs only through manually using the Vibe menu items; you cannot schedule synchronization.
When you delete a file on the server, Vibe deletes the entire entry in the library folder (not just the attached file).
Adding and deleting sub-folders adds and deletes sub-folders in the other system. When you delete a sub-folder, you delete all of its contents in both places.