Remove main DFS server

Posted on 2009-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I am getting to remove a server out of production. Currently this is the main DFS server.  All of t he namespaces and replication are run by this server.  Can I just add a server to the DFS group, replicate it and then simply open the namespaces and replication groups on the new server, and then delete the server that will be retired?  Is it that simple or am I missing something.
Question by:stl-it
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    That is pretty much how you do it.  I've done this several times.  Just enable the Namespace referrals to the new DFS server and disable the one to the old server.  Once users start using the new server, you should be able to remove the old server from the replication group and that should be it.
     This is a good reference for DFS:
    That being said, ensure you have backups of all your data.

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