Is anyone using DFS?

I would like to review pros cons and gottchas.
Gloria BurtPresidentAsked:
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
DFS what?  Namespaces?  Replication?

Everyone should be using Namespaces.  Makes server migrations MUCH easier.
Joe FulginitiNetwork EngineerCommented:
I use DFS-R for replications and I have no complaints.
Gloria BurtPresidentAuthor Commented:
I wonder if anyone is using DFS for branche caching? Instead of the branche cache software for a remote office?
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
In my opinion, I would only use DFS-R.  If you want to know the difference, this is a good article to explain some of the basics.

Since BranchCache doesn't keep the data available when the connection between sites is unavailable and since DFRS would allow what would essentially be a live off-site replica in case of disaster (not really a backup, but if the "main site" had a fire, flood, tornado, alien invasion, whatever), I would prefer DFS for that reason alone.

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