DFS: Move local share to another disk
Posted on 2013-10-13
I have two W2003 R2 servers connected with DFS via a 1 Mb/s WAN. This works great.
However, one server is running out of space, and I need to move the local share to another drive.
What is the best method to do this without starting a major replication?
I tried to xcopy the full share with all user rights to the new drive and attach that as new share with another drive letter. Problem is that the DfsrPrivate folder is copied as well, and I think that confuses DFS. But what else to do? Can I simply delete the DfsrPrivate from the new share before attaching it?
Or should I make the copy to the new drive, remove the old drive, mount the new, and assign it the old drive letter? Both drives contains one partition only and will have identical folder structure.