The easy way to keep your files and folders in sync
Since the early days of the cloud, it has been a big challenge for many companies to keep their systems in sync between on-premises and their cloud storages from different providers like Microsoft, Google, Dropbox etc. Layer2 Solutions has more than 10 years expertise in syncing data and files. Build your synchronization of files and folders on our product Layer2 File Pal and increase the productivity of your team. The time of copying documents by hand is over - automatic synchronization is just a few clicks away.
You can already connect a lot of file systems with Layer2 File Pal. Nevertheless we are working every day to implement more file systems. That means your File Pal will be improved constantly and the best: you can look the improvements up in our Release Notes.
You want to connect a file-based system that is not in the following overview? Just drop a message in our Contact Form.
Network Share (File Server)
Aug 23, 2022, 09:05 AM
Title :Network Share (File Server)
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Safe & secure
You maintain full control over your data. Layer2 File Pal uses default protocols for authentication and data transfer like OAuth and https. It runs on your servers and we do not collect any information about the data you are syncing.
Connectors for all common file systems
Layer2 File Pal comes with 10+ connectors for all common file systems like Windows File Server, SharePoint, Teams, Azure Files, FTP, Google, Dropbox and more. And we'll continue to add more systems and document how to connect to them.
No hidden costs, no content limitations, no data volume costs: sync as many files or gigabytes as you need! Create multiple connections for departments, use cases or external systems. Everything included in your annual subscription.
Intuitive interface and clear design for easy and comfortable synchronization of your files. Depending on the systems to want to connect, Layer2 File Pal will help you with the configuration and handle complex settings automatically behind the curtain.
Synchronize one time, manually or automatically in the background. Your files are always available and in sync. Uni-directional or bi-directional. And if something goes wrong, your Layer2 File Pal will inform you.
Easy setup & connection
Register, download, setup, connect, sync – done! You don’t need advanced IT-knowledge. Layer2 File Pal is the easiest and smartest way to sync your files. It will take you less than 5 Minutes from here to your first Synchronisation.
Unlimited amount of items (depending on configuration)
Licensing per installation, not bound to any specific connected system, site, tenant or user
Every version upgrade and new feature is included
All Layer2 File Providers included out-of-the-box
License transfer to another server allowed
Annual subscription with automatic renewal (if not cancelled before renewal date)
Discounts for existing Layer2 customers available*
*Discounts are not combinable with other promotions
How to sync your files
Layer2 File Pal is very clear and easy to use.
1. Set up a new connection.
2. Choose your first system (on the left side of your screen) and pick the files you want to sync.
3. Save your entry.
4. Choose your second system (on the right side of your screen) and enter the requested information.
5. Here is your first connection!
6. Run the connection and wait until both systems are in sync (the free shareware edition is limited to 25 items).
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WHAT YOU RECEIVE
Optimized for the Microsoft Cloud: Benefit from our many years of experience in developing solutions for the Microsoft ecosystem for more than 30 years. More than 3.200 companies worldwide trust in our products.
Integration: Use one product to solve all file sync requirements. Integrate all common file systems using modern standard protocols and authentication. You don't have to modify the connected systems. No admin rights required.
Productivity: Save time, avoid mistakes! No more moving or coping files by hand. Integrated systems boost the productivity of your team and your business processes. You can be sure that changes are copied to all connected systems.
Are you ready for your free trial?
Try out Layer2 File Pal and start focusing on what is really important in your daily work!
How is Layer2 File Pal licensed?
After payment, we need to know (NETBIOS) name of the server where the product is installed. When we got the name, we send you an email with instructions and your license. If you have a subscription or trial license you can replace it with the new one. No need to uninstall or upgrade the tool. Activate the license file and you are done. All connections and settings remain.
How does the automatic sync work?
The automatic sync runs continuously in the background as a Windows service. You don't need to set up a sync interval or scheduling settings. After one of your connections is finished the sync of your next connection begins one minute later. If you have only one connection it will restart the sync of it.
Does the sync continue after a server reboot?
Yes. The synchronizer is implemented as a Windows service and runs in the background. The service is set to start automatically after a server reboot. Usually, the sync continues after a system crash and will finish successfully. We recommend checking the logs for errors or warnings.
Can I sync permissions and access rights?
No, we don't support syncing permission settings. Breaking the permission inheritance with a large number of files and folders can result in performance issues and slows down the sync. We do not change existing permissions. You can set permissions for folders or files in the source or destination system as needed.
Are there limitations to the number of files or folders?
You can sync as many files, folders and GB as you want. Layer2 File Pal has no restrictions. Keep in mind that the systems in your sync may have restrictions and the performance of a sync depends on the number of items and connection quality. We have performance tips in our "How-to-sync" articles (e.g. SharePoint).
Is it possible to run code or perform other actions before or after a sync?
No - not yet. Please send us a short message via email if you are interested in this feature or another feature. Please add some information about what you want to do. This information helps us to understand your requirement and prioritize our backlog.
Does Layer2 File Pal keep system date-time fields like modified?
Yes, but not yet for all systems. It works for Windows Server File System. We are currently implementing it for SharePoint and Teams. If you want a notification as soon as the feature is available, please write to [email protected].
Is there an upgrade path for existing Layer2 customers?
Yes, we offer discounts for all our customers - depending on the product and edition they have. Please contact [email protected]by email to get a discount code for our webshop and enter the code to your next order.
How can I get technical support?
We offer free email support for all customers. You can reach us via [email protected]or our contact form. We usually respond within 24 hours but depending on the number of requests it could take a little bit longer from time to time.
Layer2 File Pal is successfully used by one of our customers to synchronize documents across Tenant. This works very straightforwardly and would only be possible with considerable effort without this tool.
Thomas Hildebrandt, Co-Founder addhucate GmbH & Co. KG
Synchronizing files in a service-based way between a local network and the Microsoft Cloud has proven to be a big challenge for us in various projects. The Layer2 File Pal fills exactly this gap and makes our lives so much easier."
Robin Saberi, Managing Director & Software Architect, ModulAcht GmbH & Co. KG
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