DFS for DR solution

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Alex, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Hi all,
    I am studying the feasibility of the File Server DR solution, and here is my
    plan, please feel free to advise/comment. I really have no ideas on it.
    Is it good to use DFS or something like WanSync (I have 3 WanSync Licenses)?

    By the way, I would like to ask 1 more question, is there any tools that can
    monitor the DFS replication status?

    Thanks a lot, Alex


    Resources:
    Site link: 10Mbps VPN (would increase in need, with supporting)
    Local site: 7 File Servers (some with local disks and some are using iSCSI)
    DR site: 1 Server with iSCSI (13 x 1TB SATA)

    My plan:
    Deploy DFS to replicate Local site 7 servers -> DR site 1 server
    Schedule:
    7pm-7am: full replication
    7am-7pm: no replication
     
    Alex, Aug 19, 2009
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  2. Alex,
    It depends what you mean by DR. It could be anything from a spare off-site
    good-enough copy to a high-integrity auditable certifiable backup.
    DFSR or FRS are absolutely fine for providing distributed replicas. As DR
    they have some limitations depending on your requirements. The FAQ here
    tells you more:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773238(WS.10).aspx
    Hope that helps,
    Anthony
    http://www.airdesk.com
     
    Anthony [MVP], Aug 19, 2009
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  3. Alex

    Alex Guest

    thanks a lot~
    Alex

     
    Alex, Aug 24, 2009
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