I am replacing a server storage unit containing 4.5TB with new hardware. I would like to use the old storage unit in the same site as the new hardware in a DFS replication group acting as a DFS namespace/folder target backup.
What i would like to accomplish is to have all users work primary towards the new server hardware and in case of hardware downtime be able to switch manually or automatically to the secondary old server hardware.
Is it possible to accomplish in some supported way and keep the server in the same site?
If I move the old server to a different office within the samt subnet and create a site for that office would I then have a possible solution? Communication is 100/100mb/s.
By disabling a namespace server’s or folder target’s referral, you can prevent users from being directed to that namespace server or folder target. This is useful if you need to temporarily take a server offline for maintenance.
Please check below link for more information and steps involved
It is also possible to move server to different location, but then you need to create seperate site and seperate subnet as well because DFS is site aware application.
You need to latch this subnet to new site.Hopefully this should work without DC at this location.
In such cases ideally there is DC in each site.
Hope that helps