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Removing replication folders without destroying data DFS

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Hi, have have replication setup between 3 different servers and want to stop replication with about 3 separate folders. they are not part of the namespace but they are just replicating between servers.   data needs to remain intact on the host machine but not the other two...question....

how can i stop replication of these folders and then delete the data off the other 2 servers without destroying the data on the host server....thanks for anyones help....
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by:Haresh Nikumbh
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Yes. You can delete one of the replicated folders in DFS Replication group within DFS managment console without losing any data on the share folder on ServerA.

The above operation is just to remove the ServerB from the existing DFS replication group, which won't influence the DFS namespace structure. If needed, you can add another server to be a member of the DFS replication group.
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thanks but when deleting i am prompted with two option...delete member and remove the member as target in namespace or delete the member only...


Non of these folders i am deleting are in the namespace but the member is...which one is the best choice?? Thanks again...
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Delete Member: This means that you are removing this particular server from this Replication Group


http://www.adshotgyan.com/2010/12/dfsr-replication-group-in-windows-2008.html
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