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 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:

Consider the following tips for using mirrored files: