I wish to use DFS to put a server into a data center and have the server in my office replicate the data and use it for backup purposes.
My problem is I have read countless sites regarding DFS but im still not 100% of how it actualy works.
I have two servers:
I want to have users access apollo directly and not use it for load balancing but strictly replication.
When i setup the shares and replication I run into all sorts of problems that seem to occur.
Firstly if i have a share \\Apollo\Users and i want to create a replication set it allows me to create it. I use hub and spoke with Apollo as the master and Neptune as the other one. THen when I start to access shares from my pc \\Apollo\Users i only see the directories that have replicated across to the hard drive on Neptune but not all the folders that are actually in the folder on Apollo.
I understand that It may be by design and only showing whats replicated but i am accessing \\apollo\users and not \\domain.local\users or \\neptune\users.
How can i be sure that my users are never working directly off the server in the datacenter as It will create speed issues.
I hope this is somewhat clear but as I said i must be missing something fundamental about how it works.
why would it show incorrect files if I go straight \\Apollo\ I would have though this lists whatever is in the files?