How best to do this....

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Richard, Jul 13, 2004.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Hello

    I've got 2 servers both domain controllers running 2003 standard edition.

    We've got about 4 directories on the D drive of both servers that we need
    keeping in sync for our web servers to pull from.

    How is the best way to do this using frs? I managed to set up one root do do
    one of the directories, but standard edition doesn't let me create more than
    one root. Any way around this?

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks

    Richard
     
    Richard, Jul 13, 2004
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    Brian [MSFT] Guest

    The best way to do this would be to set up each of these folders as a
    replicated DFS link. First you would set up a root (NOT pointing to one of
    the folders you would like to replicate). Then, within this root you would
    create the four links. It is not advised to use DFS roots to replicate
    data.

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    Brian [MSFT], Jul 13, 2004
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  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    So it it recommended that I just create an empty root directory for this
    purpose?

    Richard


     
    Richard, Jul 13, 2004
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  4. Correct.

    Let's say your root is called WebData

    Create A WebData folder on the two DCs and share it

    On one of the DCs create a new root, call it webdata, and point it to the
    share on the DC. Then, add a root target pointing at the other DC.

    You can then create Links for different folders, applications, etc.

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    Brian Desmond [MVP], Jul 14, 2004
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