BackupExec - Should I backup DFS replicated folders, or only the original folders?
Posted on 2008-06-11
We syncronize two file servers across our MPLS using DFS. I noticed today in BackupExec that along with the original "DATA\sub-folders" on the primary server, we are also backing up the same sub-folders and files as they appear under another tree on that same server that begins with
"Shadow Copy Components\User Data\Distributed File System Replication\DfsrReplicatedFolders\sub-folders".
Do I need to backup both folder structures? Instinct tells me that we should backup one or the other, but I am unclear on the ramifications of ignoring one over the other.
Should I continue to backup both sets of folders? And if not, which should be backed up?