Solved

Data redundancy technics between two servers -- Thinking DFS or Cluster perhaps

Posted on 2013-01-17
2
342 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-17
Dear Experts, I have a file server that is getting old and another old server that is just as old. I will like to make them both work as one so in case one dies the other takes over if possible transparently.

What I have in mind is a crossover cable between the two servers with their own subnet doing clustering perhaps... Is that a good idea do you know a better method to achieve what we want to do. If so do you know the steps to take to get this done well. Is DFS better?

Other ideas are welcome as long as they are inexpensive we are a poor company.

Thank you experts!
0
Comment
Question by:marceloNYC
2 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
rscottvan earned 500 total points
ID: 38788480
Clustering requires shared disk (read SAN) so unless your data is already stored on a SAN, clustering won't help.

DFS would work fine - DFS would replicate the storage between the two boxes.  Once you configure DFS shares, you can prefer a particular server or let the client decide for itself.  Either way, if the server a client is connected to goes offline, the clients will start using the other server.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:marceloNYC
ID: 38788489
Thank you!
0

Featured Post

Do You Know the 4 Main Threat Actor Types?

Do you know the main threat actor types? Most attackers fall into one of four categories, each with their own favored tactics, techniques, and procedures.

Join & Write a Comment

Many of us need to configure DHCP server(s) in their environment. We can do that simply via DHCP console on server or using MMC snap-in on each computer with Administrative Tools installed in a network. But what if we have to configure many DHCP ser…
Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
Excel styles will make formatting consistent and let you apply and change formatting faster. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use Excel's built-in styles, how to modify styles, and how to create your own. You'll also learn how to use your custo…
This video shows how to remove a single email address from the Outlook 2010 Auto Suggestion memory. NOTE: For Outlook 2016 and 2013 perform the exact same steps. Open a new email: Click the New email button in Outlook. Start typing the address: …

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now