Using MultiSite for interoperability

You can use multiple replicas in local area networks to provide native access to VOBs in a heterogeneous network.

Advantages of using MultiSite for interoperability:
  • You do not need to purchase or maintain NFS or SMB software.
  • Replicas can be used in backup strategies.
  • User and group IDs do not have to match across platforms.
Disadvantages of using MultiSite for interoperability:
  • You must configure and maintain MultiSite synchronization.
  • VOB servers are needed on both the Linux® or the UNIX® system and Windows® systems.
  • Each replica must master its own branch; alternatively, mastership can be transferred.
  • Changes made on each platform must be imported and merged on the other.
  • Replicas cannot preserve identities.