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DFS/FRS-Replication/Failover/Backup-How to for Win2000 to Win2003

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I have been reading post after post and need help with laying out steps logically. Then I can go back to posts and fill in blanks.

Current System:
WIN2000 server RAID 1 (4 SCSI drives) 1 domain with AD. Exchange (used) and SQL (not used) also on server.

Wanting:
Install WIN2003 server RAID 5 with 1TB storage and use for failover/replication of WIN2000 server and for
additional long-term storage of data (setup as separate partition?).

Most Important- the new WIN2003 server must be failover in event of hardware failure on WIN2000.

I've seen threads talking about VSS and others talking about DFS/FRS. I think DFS/FRS is the way but can someone step it out for me. Thanks!!!!
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Hi,

First off all, if you are going to add the 2003 machine within the 2000 domain as a DC (you need it to be back-up right??) you should need to run adprep /forestprep and then adprep /domainprep.

VSS is the Shadow Copy Restore Process. This is very usefull for users, because they can restore their own file if they happen todelete one. But, it's not a failover if the 2000 server fails. DFS indeed is.

DFS is actually a service that is used to have multiple shares within more servers put together to one DFS share, that's it's main purpose. You can, indeed, have a copy back-up of DFS. It's set up quite easily, first off all just make sure to create the DFS root, and then, in the properties of DFS, make sure to add a (not quite sure how it's called) Cached option for the DFS root..
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Totally appreciate the response :-)

Can you step me thru the creating a forest and domain prep. By line...pls.

Does DFS/FRS mirror the server exact? How from RAID1 to RAID5 and different OS/storage space?
If you can point me to links/sites with real, real good explanations?

:-)
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Hi,

Put in the 2003 cd into the 2000 DC and go to command prompt (the I386 folder on the cd) and type in

adprep /forestprep

And then, for every domain you have (or where you would like to add the 2003 server)
adprepr /domainprep

This way the 2000 domain is ready for a 2003 DC.

Here are some links on how to set up DFS. I don't think DFS bothers much which RAID setting u use..

http://www.tek-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=912902
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;311398&sd=tech

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