Windows 2012 R2 Dedupe and DFS shares

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We have DFS shares on servers in remote offices, do if I turn on Dedupe on the main servers at corp should I turn it on at the remote DFS servers?  Has anyone seen issues with Dedupe and DFS?

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Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer

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As long as you don't need to replicate TB of data then dedupe and DFSR work well together.

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We do have TB's of data although not being replicated a lot I have seeded the drives.  Lots of geology files and maps.  On average maybe 100GB replication a day.
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer

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2012 R2 is supposed to handle up to 100TB DFSR but I had troubles with 30 TB of moderate data change rate (50 - 100 GB/day) with DFSR and dedupe. I ended up using a robocopy job to move the data daily for this share. But I also have about 5TB on DFSR and dedupe that is running without issue.

That's some anecdotal evidence. Not sure sure what the common experience is.
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But you are using Dedupe right?
Jeremy WeisingerSenior Network Consultant / Engineer

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Yup. These scenarios are using dedupe.

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Ok thanks and maybe I missed it but Dedupe on both ends?
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Yes, dedupe on both ends. :)
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Glad to help. :)

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