we have (2) 2008 servers using DFS replication. We recently took over this account and do not have experience with DFS.
A server at location (B) had all the files on it encrypted by a virus. It then began replicating to the server at location (A) which is the main Domain Controller (SBS 2008). we stopped the DFS replication quickly so that the server in location (A) only had 50 files replicate to it.
we have snapshots of how the files looked prior to the virus.
What i need to do is restore all the files in location (B) with the good files we have in location (A). Office B is 2 hours away and they do not have a very fast internet connection. Right now DFS is disabled
Is there any to copy the good files at site (A) to a usb drive and take them to Site (B) so that we can restore those files and then turn on DFS? Or do we need to re-push all files from site (A) to site (B) using DFS?
There is 65 GB of data (approx 200k files). I can delete the data on the canada site as we have a good backup of the data. the issue is getting the canada site up - to -date with the backup data.
If i delete all the data on the canada side, that would delete the US Side. i have the data to put back in the US Side. Can i then take that same data up to the Canada site on USB or do i have to initialize the Canada folders using replication from the start?