DFS Namespace questions
Posted on 2014-08-25
I was wondering if someone could help me out with a weird issue I'm experiencing with DFS. I have a namespace, \\mycompany.com\namespace, which I created some time ago. However, I've now got a server that I added the DFS role on and wish to add as a namespace server. I replicated the data over manually (as it was a huge directory) and set replication to go on a schedule. The problem I'm getting is that when people go to \\mycompany.com\namespace, they're hitting the new location (which doesn't get replication until the evening after 5PM). It should be going to the original location.
I added this namespace server, so we could have redundancy among our organization regarding our shared resources. Put another way, if server1 goes down (original namespace server), then server2 (secondary namespace server) should pick up right away with no issues. We lose the data after the previous replication, but that should be all.
*Note: I did not use the C:\DFSRoots folder. I created a replicated directory and pointed the namespace to this directory. Please advise if there could be something I missed (or if you need more information)? Thanks in advance, guys.