Using DFS share without DFS replication
Posted on 2010-09-16
I nto my understandign DFS Share and DFS replication go hand in hand. In a way that DFS namespace(Share) works as a load balancedr or you can say pointer between two physical server. The share folders are physically empty then and the only job they have is to redirect the request to server with least traffic. User goes there and makes the appropriate changes physically.
Now, DFS replication takes care of Replication, it makes sure that whatever changes are physically made into the client's host server for that session, are replicated to the other server.
If I am right then what does happen in the following scenario?
DFS Share is on but the replication is off.
People will come and theier requests will be redirected to two different servers accrding to traffic but with the replciation off, How will this changes be synchronized?