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Shared Folders on the network - DFS? Or is there another method?

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Hello All,

I am in quite the messy predicament in which I would like to resolve.

We have 2 locations - we can refer to them as site A and B which are joined by 100meg site to site VPN.
Site A has:
- Firewall, 2 Domain controllers and 40 users.
- User Home directory and General Data is stored on \\serverA\home \\serverA\general
- This General folder hosts 10 of 14 directories

Site B has:
- Firewall, 2 Domain controllers and 30 users.
- User Home directory and General Data is stored on \\serverB\home \\serverB\general
-This General folder hosts 4/14

Both server A and B targets make up our H:\ and P:\ regardless of what site the user happens to be in.

Problem 1 - When the users are in location B - DFS is presenting the available hard drive space on the P:\ is 30gb free (which is correct for that file server) If the user is in location A - then the hard drive space is presented at 2.0tb. (which is correct)

First question - is this a problem? I am constantly explaining to people that we have space and not to worry...cause we do. Is there a way to fix this?

Alternatively I am debating going back to old school sharing out files on one server to avoid this and grant permissions as needed like before.

Can someone please help on how I can redeploy? or if I should
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Are the drive size different on both Server A/B if it is different then no problem.It seems from description the sizes are different. If the files are replication and you are not facing issue there is no need to remove the DFSR.

If you stick to old policy then files will be avaialble on one server only and there will be no redunduncy and you need to take backup of the server on daily basis.
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