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Windows 2012 R2 DFS Replication

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We currently use DFS for our clustered file servers that host 20TB of data. We have some older volumes that the shares resides on which are mount point that we want to move away from and host each share on its own volume. I want to see what other think of my following plan.

1) Install DFS-R
2) On the server hosting the mount point create a new volume that will host the new share
3) In DFS-R setup replication so the data gets replicated from the old location to new location on the same server.
   For example: old \\serverA\MountPoint-A    new \\ServerA\NewShare
4) In DFS-N setup the new volume as a target.
My goal is to replicate all data to the new volume behind the seens with not downtime for users.
Is there a better way to replicate the data since it would be on the same server?
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