How to keep two SharePoint Lists in sync when located on 2 different servers

  • How to keep two SharePoint Lists in sync when located on 2 different servers Patrick

    I have two lists. One is on site A which is on server A and the second one on site B on server B. So i decided to use PowerShell to export the list on site A and then grab the export and load it to the list on site B, but i only want to export the new items, if any.

    Any ideas how i could only pick up the new items from a list. The new image will only show is if the date/time is less than two days old on the item lists.

  • I would do this as a event receiver versus some kind of powershell script. Your best bet would be to add a hiddent field to the list that signifies whether it has been copied or not making it easier to identify the records that need to be moved over.

    You may also be able to use Content Deployment depending on the particulars.

  • Mike thanks for the response. Actually i explain well in my intial post.I wanted to use powershell to export that data to csv and then import the csv data to the second sharepoint list How to use Event Receiver in this case when the 2 lists are on 2 different services/server. Please elaborate

  • any list should have a modified and created date. This information needs to be exported in your csv files. On the other farm you would run a script thats gets the items by a unique identifier maybe the id or you create a new column for sync information. I've done this for a sql to sharepoint replication. I write a GUID in this field. During import/export i'm checking an filling this field. Now you can sync the items in both directions. Checking the modified date will help to see if the item was modified and needs replication.

    This way you can identify items that have never been synced and synced items can be checked on modified date. If needed the column with the GUID can be set to hidden, so users don't get confused.

    More info's on updateing system infos of lists:

    Ciao Marco

  • If you can get away with syndication instead of duplication (which would mean it would be read only on one site), I would try to build some kind of view that reads from the list in the "master" site, e.g. a custom web part that uses the OOTB web services to retrieve the data. Don't forget to add caching.

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