DFS and/or Robocopy
Posted on 2006-03-26
Here's a brief description of my network:
4 physical sites, each with a T1 connection to the main headquarters. Local DC's running Win2K3 in each site and wanting to use DFS to replicate about 200GBs worth of data in real time. I know Microsoft recommends DFS for use with less than 64GB worth of data, but once the data is on each DC, I don't think the volume of changes will be extreme. Is there a way to pre-stage the DFS share with Robocopy or will this just screw up my DFS replication?
Any alternatives will be appreciated. I would like to use the DFS namespace to centralize my shares and limit mapped drive changes, but am not sure that DFS (or NTFRS) can handle the amount of data initially...