DFS Namespace Servers and Multiple sites
Posted on 2011-02-12
I have a DFS namespace setup in site 1, with folders setup within that. I have mapped drives to the domain-based namespace such as \\domain.local\public\BranchData as N: drive on client machines.
I am now going to add a new branch DC and implement DFS on this server. I want folders i choose to be replicated over a VPN link using DFS to the branch DC. I want users experience to be transperant therefore working on the copy of the data in their site which has been replicated or is closest to them.
My question is, do i need the second branch DC to also be a DFS namespace server? Or do i simply leave my setup as is and setup a second folder target on the folder i want to replicate (\\domain.local\public\BranchData - for example) and when a user tries to access the information in the DFS tree, DFS points them to the data which is has been replicated to their site?
Does adding a server in a different site as a second namespace server mean that server will receive all data via replication over the VPN link?
Thanks in advance...