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Server 2012 DFS shares

I have a file share server (Win 2012 R2) with 6 separate virtual hard disk partitions.  I want to set up another file server to replicate to using DFS Replication. My question is, do i need to have the same exact number of disk partitions and their sizes or can i create a single partition with equal too or greater than the other servers partitions and replicate to it.
* Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)Windows Server 2012

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DFS-R operates at the file level. It has no dependency on partition sizes beyond needing enough room to stage and store replicated data.
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Are you locating this new file share in a completely different location?
Is so you will want to make sure that the Sites and Services is properly setup to avoid traffic from going over the wire between locations.

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Thank you both for the reply.  the idea was to have to VM's each VM' being in a seperate cluster and replicating to each other.  Ill read the article and follow up. I will be out of office for about a week so may not post my findings right away.
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Windows Server 2012 is the server version of Windows 8 and the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. Windows Server 2012 is the first version of Windows Server to have no support for Itanium-based computers since Windows NT 4.0. Windows Server 2012, now in its second release (Windows Server 2012 Release 2) includes Foundation, Essentials, Standard and Datacenter, and does not support IA-32 or IA-64 processors.

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