Tuning DFS using ordering method in Namespace !
Posted on 2009-12-16
We have 2 servers (one in AUS, one in UK) and we are using DFS on the two for shared storage. They both are defined as 2 separate sites in AD Sites and Services and are in the same domain.
Now we intend to add another server in AUS which will be part of the domain and will be in the same site as AUS (i.e. AD sites and services) and will be used for DFS shares. Intent is to make it a standby for the primary AUS one . How can I ensure that if the first one in AUS goes down, only then the users will access the DFS shares using the second server that was added in the site. What ordering method should I specify (Random, lowest cost or Exclude targets outside of the client's site) in the DFS to make it work like an active/standby between the 2 servers in AUS.
Accessing the shares over UK has been really slow from here so thats why in an event of an outage in primary AUS box, I want users to get redirected for DFS shares to this secondary AUS box.
Hope I was able to explain my question clearly !