Solved

DFS File Shares

Posted on 2013-05-14
3
421 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-15
I have two Servers: DC1 & DC2.

They are both replicating their D Drives to each other so they have an exact replica of every folder.

My Question is:

I would like it to be setup that if one server went down, clients could still access shares.
0
Comment
Question by:dan4132
3 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
MisterTwelve earned 250 total points
ID: 39164154
Your questions is answer here

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753479.aspx

"What new functionality is provided by DFS Replication?
DFS Replication in Windows Server 2008 includes the following changes.

Content Freshness
DFS Replication in Windows Server 2008 has a new feature called Content Freshness, which prevents a server that was offline for a long time from over-writing fresh data when it comes back online with stale (out-of-date) data
."
0
 
LVL 11

Assisted Solution

by:Pradeep Dubey
Pradeep Dubey earned 250 total points
ID: 39164256
Yes, client will have access to shares however client may be get some delay to get files.

Read this link this is already tested and working :

http://community.spiceworks.com/topic/289831-windows-dfs-namespace-and-replication-disconnecting-1-server-lag
0
 
LVL 3

Author Comment

by:dan4132
ID: 39167937
This is also a good YouTube video explaining how to setup namespaces.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7cUSTyCcIY
0

Featured Post

Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
For many of us, the  holiday season kindles the natural urge to give back to our friends, family members and communities. While it's easy for friends to notice the impact of such deeds, understanding the contributions of businesses and enterprises i…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

856 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