The instructions I have seen for setting up DFS Shared Name Spares and Replication all seem to suggest that I have to follow the structure \\domainName.com\namespaceName\folderName\targetFolderName
It’s not until I create the target folder that I get the replication wizard which then lets me create the site to site replication of the actual content.
I could of course create the replication membership manually but I wonder why it suggests the above structure.
We have two servers Server1 and Server2. Each has a local copy of the profiles which are to be replicated. Profiles on Server 1 are stored in D:\Profiles and on Server2 are E:\Profiles
I want to use the namespace \\domainName.com\ProfilesShare so users can access their profiles from either location.
Do I have to use such a long structure (as above)?
Can it not simply be \\domainName.com\ProfilesShare which refers to the local copy of the profiles folder and replicates the local copies?
Question 2) When I created the namespaceName on Server1 it asks for me for a storage location i.e C:\DFSRoots\namespaceName . Would a copy of all the content within ProfilesShare also be kept here in the C: as well as the D: drive? If so, is it ok to change the storage location to D:\Profiles to avoid having two copies on the server.
Why is there a namespace storage location and a target folder storage location?
Hope these questions don’t seem silly. The examples explain what to do but not the meaning behind it!