Solved

Changing DFS Server

Posted on 2014-12-15
2
139 Views
Last Modified: 2014-12-16
I have a DFS Namespace on an old server2008 DC and have just bought 2 new DCs with MSServer2012 r2 and a 3rd Server which is a File Server running 2012 r2. I have the user profiles and home directories on the namespace and now wish to move those over (basically replicate the DFS namespace) unto the new file server and remove the old DCs.

Is the best way of doing this to add the new DCs to the DFS namespace replication on the old servers and then remove the old servers? or is there a better way to do this?
0
Comment
Question by:deeweber29
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Brad Groux
Brad Groux earned 200 total points
ID: 40501396
Add the new 2012 R2 DFS servers as namespace servers for each name space within DFS Management (click the Name Space then the Name Servers tab, choose Add Namespace server in right column). Then remove the old servers as name space servers within DFS Management (right click a name space server on the name space servers tab to delete it).

Make sure you repeat this process for each Namespace you have.
0
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
Cliff Galiher earned 300 total points
ID: 40501427
DFS-R is overkill for migrating the data. It is designed to be WAN friendly, and as such favors resiliency on unreliable networks over speed, and is very lazy. The staging, seeding, and sync tracking is a ton of overhead. Great for folders you want to keep synced long term (which is why ADDS uses it for netlogon and sysvol) but not great for a one-off data move.

Instead, create the share, Robocopy the data, then enable the new target in the namespace and disable the old. Clean, very fast, nearly transparent to end users when done right,
0

Featured Post

Visualize your virtual and backup environments

Create well-organized and polished visualizations of your virtual and backup environments when planning VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V or Veeam deployments. It helps you to gain better visibility and valuable business insights.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The following article is comprised of the pearls we have garnered deploying virtualization solutions since Virtual Server 2005 and subsequent 2008 RTM+ Hyper-V in standalone and clustered environments.
The reason that corporations and businesses use Windows servers is because it supports custom modifications to adapt to the business and what it needs. Most individual users won’t need such powerful options. Here I’ll explain how you can enable Wind…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will show how to configure a new Backup Exec 2012 server and move an existing database to that server with the use of the BEUtility. Install Backup Exec 2012 on the new server and apply all of the latest hotfixes and service packs. The…

740 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question