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DFS Replication between 2xServer 2008 R2 over WAN Link

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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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?
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!
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?
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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