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microsoft DFS pros and crons

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dear gurus

can someone suggest the pros and crons of DFS used inside w2k8r2 r2 sp1

any reported or encounter issue, we have 1 terabyte drive which need to replicate from production server 1 site, to another dr site remote location. with same permission data.

another server is ms sql which need d drive partition to replicate it,

can dfs replicate the data partition, as we found it replicate only folders inside the partition. so any possible options there.

we also found it create it own folder and keep some meta data of

which version of windows help in this regard we try use standard option windows

kind regards
tmsa
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by:Imtiaz Hasham
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Hi,

DFS can only replicate a logical volume or a folder.  There is a share required for the DFS to work and everything will work great.

I use DFS in a couple of sites, no issues at all.

Regarding cautions, there is an update for Windows 2008 R2 to ensure data from the original source is not deleted overnight.  I can find the link and send it to you but server 2012 does not have this issue.

Standard edition will do the trick :)

HTH
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by:tmsa12
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dear gurus

hello good day

thanks for ur update advise
when we say "logical volume" does it means like d drive e drive etc or not?

as my experience when pick and choose folder and files, during config of dfs it does not accept d drive parition, as i m looking to do replication via dfs

from source server d drive to target server d drive.

kind regard
tmsa
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Imtiaz Hasham earned 500 total points
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Hi TMSA,

A logical volume is represented by a drive letter and the best way to understand it is as follows:

If an item can be shared, it can be used on the DFS share.
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