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Cluster DFS to another Cluster?

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I have two SQL clusters that has a folder share that is required for our production application to run. The second cluster is at an offsite location for disaster recovery. Im trying to replicate that folder share to that offsite location using DFS and I'm not sure if this is even possible.

I've reviewed the following articles below and I'm not sure if this is going to work

http://blogs.technet.com/b/filecab/archive/2009/06/29/deploying-dfs-replication-on-a-windows-failover-cluster-part-i.aspx

http://www.cheddon.co.uk/installation/

I'm attaching a photo to show how it should look like. If this is not possible, I was thinking of automating a robocopy script nightly to the DR location. Are there any other suggestions on acheiving this task.
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try Karen Replicator (play around with setting- it has nice gui)

http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp

and run it every 1 hour (depends on your Internet bandwidth and size of folder)
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Is DFS service part of the cluster?
I.e. as long as they are members of the same domain you can make each node a target for \\domainname\rootshare\sharename
The data will exist on all the nodes.
Mesh replication.

How much data changes occur in this share?

Are there other servers at each location that can maintain this data?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/301588
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The DFS is part of a Cluster and both members of the same domain.

I'm reviewing this suggestion and having difficulty following the link you provided.
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The DFS distribution is stored within the AD and is served up by a DC.

Not sure what issue you reference in your comment.
Are you talking about limiting the access to the local dfs share?
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No I'm trying to setup DFS. Overall I opened a case with Microsoft and was advised my setup cannot support this.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Overall I opened a case with Microsoft and was advised my setup cannot support this.
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