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    2 local win2003 servers with DFS shares exceeding 20+gb.. 7 remote sites all running win2003 in one domain structure connected via VPN on various connections speeds ranging from 512kb to 1.5mbp u/d.. MRTG shows replication of at least 1.5gb/hr on average to one site.. what would be the easiest way to migrate DFS root onto another box all the while limiting the disruption of the DFS's to all the remote sites?

    Meaning if i migrate it will take at least 1 week to replicate fully.. I cannot have the other sites go directly to the root server because of the files and then keeping everything in synch.. the Topology is hub and spoke where corporate is centralized and the other sites can only see corporate, but the sites themselves cannot see each other.. Any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance..

  • #2
    Re: DFS Migration

    NTFRS or DFSR?

    You can either prestage the data or disable a target, you cannot disable a root.

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    • #3
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      garen,

      this would have to be DFSR.. the problem is that the PDC so to speak needs to be upgraded and it is the DFS master/root.. you mention this pre-staging.. how does one go about doing that? once we move off of the DFS master/root changes and availability to the lingering files at the remote locations need to be removed so that inconsistencies do not happen.. there is just so much data that we did not realize this would grow that fast.. thanks for your help!

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      • #4
        Re: DFS Migration

        Google DFSR prestaging.

        Does the PDC contain replicated folders or its just hosts the root share? Are you replicating the root share or target folders under the root share?

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        • #5
          Re: DFS Migration

          thx for the heads up..

          the PDC houses the root shares.. i'm replicating target folder..

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          • #6
            Re: DFS Migration

            If its just the root share on the PDC all you got to do is make sure the root share is on at least one other server, then you can just remove it from the PDC.

            If you have replicated folders on the PDC then its best to prestage, sync then remove the PDC from the replica.

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