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DFS Replication between 2xServer 2008 R2 over WAN Link

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Hi all,

I have a branch office server that im wanting to replicate information using DFS-R to.  There is approximately 70GB of information that im wanting to replicate.  Over a 2MB syncronis WAN link, this could take a while.  Can i copy the information to a removable HDD and then copy the info into the locations i would like them, then setup the replication?  Im trying to avoid the waiting time for replication.

Whats my options?
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by:mightofnight
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yes you can stage the directory, i just did this a couple of months ago using dfs-r
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How do I do this? Can you give me detailed instructions?
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Unlike FRS which places everything in a pre existing directory.. DFS actually tries to compare the files.  I have small office servers each with about 20 gb of general files.  I dropped everything in there ahead of time added the new share to dfs and was set!
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create directory.. copy files.. then add to DFS

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc772778(WS.10).aspx

search for prestage and they have a section on it.
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That seems to easy! What about folder permissions on files and folders that I'm copying? Are they replicated also once copied in?
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You bring up a good point, the directory i did has basic acl's so i never tested that out.  I did some quick searching and it appears that it's recommend that the acl's be the same when you add the files..

I think using robocopy would help with the acl issue
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You can pre-seed DFS replication, but you can't just do it nilly willy or everything will get overwritten on the replica server and the file will just get replicated over the WAN anyway. Read the authoratative article on how to get it done.

http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/09/07/replacing-dfsr-member-hardware-or-os-part-2-pre-seeding.aspx
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