DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

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in few weeks i m going to join one organization, as a network engineer

and i need some help from experts exchange

would u please give me some detials about DFS (distributed file system) and how it will work in practical and how to configur and setup

mdnaimathullahAsked:
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Stephen MandersonSoftware EngineerCommented:
BrianIT ManagerCommented:
Hello,

Here is a step-by-step guide to installing DFS.
http://www.adminprep.com/forums/File_replication/m_62/tm.htm

Good luck on the new job!!!

Brian
mdnaimathullahAuthor Commented:
thanks for giving the web site information

i ill go through it, still if i have any problem i ll let u know

hope u gona help me

thanks
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Stephen MandersonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Hi again

Sure I will be more than happy to help with what I can, There is alot of information to take in :)
best getting fimiliar with how it works, and as Brian says, Good luck with the new job !

Regards
Steve
mdnaimathullahAuthor Commented:
thanks steve/brain

i ill go through with  it,
thank y for giving me ur support
if i need ur help then i ill ask u if u dnt mind
can u give me ur e-mail address, then i ill b easy for me touch with u




mdnaimathullahAuthor Commented:
and i read the notes which u gave me the website link,

but can u give me a small defination of DFS how is gona work please
Stephen MandersonSoftware EngineerCommented:
Hi there

Distributed File System (DFS) allows administrators to group shared folders located on different servers and present them to users as a virtual tree of folders known as a namespace. A namespace provides numerous benefits, including increased availability of data, load sharing, and simplified data migration.

Why it is useful;

Access from multiple clients
-same user on different machines can access the same files
Makes sharing easy
-Different users on different machines can read/write to the same files
Simplifies administration
-Only one shared server to maintain and backup

Regards
Steve

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