So, we have file servers that sync their data to one clustered file server which is a replication partner to ALL file servers. We have over 100 file servers. They basically use one clustered file server to store copies of all file server shares as a backup using DFS. But they need to keep the copies in sync. So, once I move the file server to another forest, replication breaks. It is not supported cross forest by DFS. Would you recommend building a new server in the target and switch replication partners after migration? We have a big concern that it will take a very long time to replicate and the data will be out of sync. The data is very critical on the DFS shares, so we can’t afford to be out of sync for a long time.
Please let me know.