Distributed File System - Replacing Hard Drive
Posted on 2007-07-26
OS is Windows 2000 Adv Server.
I have a domain dfs root and a link with replicas on 2 servers. I'm out of space on one of the server's drives and am putting in a larger drive. The DFS root share in the case is NOT on the drive to be replaced (only the DFS link share is). I read a post elsewhere about this I think I have a plan, but I wanted to bounce this off the experts:
1) Do nothing in DFS configuration
2) Stop sharing the replicated folder on the drive to be replaced
3) Replace the hard drive
4) Copy all files from the old drive
5) Re-share the folder to be replicated, using the same share name.
I want replication to continue as usual and I really don't want to somehow end up with duplicate files/folders. If this plan is flawed, what's the best way to do this?