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How do I have 2 different servers sync folders and serve as fallbacks in the event of one server crashing?

I have a few folders set up right now with DFS replication between two servers, and I'd like them to act as (not sure how to word this) one drive?

For example, clients have s shortcut mapped to O:\ReplicatedFolder\File.exe, and if the server that the O drive is mapped to fails, then I'd like the other server to take over the role of carrying the O drive, if at all possible.

Does anyone know how I'd accomplish this, or something that achieves similar results?

Thanks!
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ringo380
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
If it's domain DFS root, the \\domain\dfs\ReplicatedFolder should be available if one of the file servers fail.

It sounds however like you nead a better HA solution than just rely on DFS, so you nead to configure the servers as nodes in a failover cluster. To use failover clustering, you nead to use Enterprise Edition as OS on each of the nodes in the cluster.
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ringo380Author Commented:
Great, simple answer to what I thought would be a complex process. Can't pull it off because of the domain differences and the lack of Enterprise Edition, but that's ok.
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