DFS Prestaging


I have a very large folder that i want to put into my dfs namespace and dfs replication setup. Now the replication is between to location over slow wan links so i dont want to start replciation and then wait weeks for dfs to replicate all the files and folders to the other location.
I know i can copy all the data to a removeable HDD send it to locaiotn 2 and then copy it onto the server at that side but how do i do this i mean whats involved. once i plug the exteranl HDD in at site 2 what do i do then?

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Joseph DalyCommented:
I was in the same situation as you are now with trying to get the initial synch to occur over a 1.5mb T1 VPN connection. I was able to successfully get the pre-staging to work by following his suggestions in the comments section. You will see a post or two by me on there if you search for xxdcmast.


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