Fileserver migration (via DFS)
Posted on 2011-09-25
We are trying to migrate our main fileserver as its ran out of space.
I came up with the idea of creating a DFS, set up all the shares to point to the main fileserver.
rename the current server to a temp name, rename the DFS server as the hostname of the current fileserver.
Then move the data off slowly to multiple servers.
As far as the users know, nothing has changed.
However, I have a problem.
I cant find a way to rename the namespace etc.
Network layout is
File Server Hostname - ho2008fs11
Domain - ho.com.au
DFS Server - ho2008dfs1
Current DFS Share - \\ho.com.au\ho2008fs11-2
hope that makes sense