DFS and Fileshare Consolidation

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by MK, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. MK

    MK Guest

    We have 1 server with numerous fileshares (18) and most are mapped through
    drive letters. I am thinking of implementing DFS and just let all the
    shares hang off of it as DFS links - and just have one mapped share - to the
    root. IS this feasible on use of DFS? I ask because DFS is mainly for
    Shares on DIFFERENT servers - what about consolidating shares from ONE
    MK, Jun 8, 2005
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  2. MK,
    You can use DFS for this purpose. The only thing is you will have no
    redundancy of files. If this central FS goes down, all users will be impacted.
    Danilo Bordini [MVP], Jun 8, 2005
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  3. MK

    Rob Guest

    I already have the situation below, one server (A) with multiple shares.
    Also mapped dfs\root on server (B) as r: for users. I am not concerned with
    replication of files at this point. My problem is fault tolerance of the dfs
    root and its links, when the root server (B) goes offline. Is there a way to
    provide this fault tolerance?

    Rob, Jul 11, 2005
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