Fileserver migration (via DFS)

Dear Experts,

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
jackoltdAsked:
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David Johnson, CD, MVPConnect With a Mentor OwnerCommented:
then use on the dfs server  netdom computername ho2008dfs1  /add:ho2008fs11
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
according to this article you can rename the namespace but it will take on the name of the server

you can use the netdom command to setup an alternate name (the old name) NETDOM COMPUTERNAME command so it can respond by both names

netdom computername ho2008dfs1 /add:<NewAltDNSName (old computername)>

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jackoltdAuthor Commented:
Would i be able to create a namespace that isn't domain\share?

Would adding a DNS Record work?
as I cant find any records of the DFS share in DNS, I cant work out what to change
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
in dns create a record say 'supershare' that points to the dfs server
on the dfs server  netdom computername ho2008dfs1 /add:supershare
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jackoltdAuthor Commented:
at the moment people access the shares like this..

\\ho2008fs11\

no share name, just the server.. need to recreate that manner.
The reason I need to do this, is because a lot of users are made references in excel docs extra via the file path
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jackoltdAuthor Commented:
Gave up in the end
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jackoltdAuthor Commented:
Gave up, but thanks for the help
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