move DFS root to different volume on same server

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by ARM123, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. ARM123

    ARM123 Guest

    i have a dfs root on a dc that is running out of disk space, so i have
    connected the server to a SAN and want to move the dfs root to a the
    different logical drive on the same server. any idea how to do that? thanks.
    ARM123, Dec 17, 2004
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  2. ARM123

    Glenn L Guest

    This should be a pretty straight forward procedure.
    Do this after hours of course.

    Perform a system state backup first.
    Validate the status of the DFSroot and links are enabled and OK.

    stop the dfs service
    stop the server service (browser service will also stop)

    Create a new folder on the drive letter that is your SAN.
    open the registry and browse to HKLM\system\CCS\Services\LanManServer\Shares
    Modify your DFSroot share entry to point to the new target folder.

    Start the server service and browser service. (validate the new folder is
    now shared with dfsroot share name)
    Start the DFS service.

    Now open your DFS admin GUI and check status on your root and links.

    You are done.
    Glenn L, Dec 20, 2004
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  3. ARM123

    Nick M Guest

    These instructions sound as if this will only redirect the target to a new
    location. What about the data? How should that be moved to the new location
    in this process?

    Nick M, Apr 26, 2005
  4. ARM123

    Neil Guest


    Nick is correct, how can the existing data be moved to the new location?
    Just copy it or is there a process for it.

    thanks and I appreciate your response, I have similar issues with me where
    the SYSTEM drive is running out of disk space.
    Neil, May 10, 2005
  5. Shannon Wagner, Jun 1, 2005
  6. I can't see the rest of this thread, so have no idea what we're talking

    This depends on what the root is. Also, if the root is large, recreating it
    could be an issue if disk space is lacking as it could force you into a
    Journal Wrap that you can't get out of.

    Is this a domain or stand alone root?
    Paul Williams [MVP], Jul 3, 2005
  7. The beginning of this thread appears to be missing. Can you please repost
    your original problem, and what it is exactly you are trying to achieve?
    Paul Williams [MVP], Jul 12, 2005
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