I need to prestage a Branch Office server for file replication and I need to do this as soon as possible. We currently have 50-60GB of data and the link between the two sites is slow. I can have them send the server to me and I can connect it to the local network and prestage the data that way, but this will take the branch office server down for at least 4 or 5 days. My question for today is, can I copy all the data to an external hard drive send the drive to the Branch office and have them connect it to the server? At that point I can copy the data to the applicable direcotories and configure DFS-R. Will this scenario work?