Moving DFS Staging path from default location?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Barkley Bees, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. Barkley Bees

    Barkley Bees Guest

    I have my Replicated folder set up with the Staging path set as default:

    D:\USERS\DfsrPrivate\Staging
    Quota: 4096

    D:\USERS\DfsrPrivate\ConflictAndDeleted
    Quota: 660


    I want to move these to another disk set as per the following technet
    article <http://blogs.technet.com/filecab/archive/2006/03/20/422544.aspx>
    which states:
    "It is also a best practice to locate the staging folder on a different
    spindle to prevent disk contention.".

    In doing so I also plan to increase the staging quota to about 750GB (and
    Conflict & Deleted to ~100GB or more).

    Can I simply change the staging path from "D:\USERS\DfsrPrivate\Staging" to
    another disk set? Is there any hard set rule that says the
    "DfsrPrivate\Staging" folder must be in the folder that is being replicated?
    Thank you.
     
    Barkley Bees, Dec 16, 2008
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  2. Can I simply change the staging path from "D:\USERS\DfsrPrivate\Staging"

    Yes.

    Is there any hard set rule that says the

    No.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Dec 16, 2008
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  3. Barkley Bees

    Barkley Bees Guest

    Thanks. So I assume it is simply a matter of stopping the replication
    service and changing the path. Can (or should) I move the existing staging
    folder to the new location or have it rebuild from scratch? If I adjust the
    path, move the existing folder and restart the service would it pick up
    where it left off or throw a fit?
     
    Barkley Bees, Dec 17, 2008
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  4. If you stop the replication service and copy over the folder, change the
    path and restart the replication service it will sort it out. If you stop
    the replication service, change the path, delete the old folder and start
    the service it will rebuild the folder as needed.
    If you copy over the folder and it takes too long to sort out the folder
    move then you can delete the folder and have it rebuild it.

    I have done it both ways and I haven't heard which would be the "preferred
    way" but I usually try to have DFSR rebuild the folder on the new drive.

    hth
    DDS
     
    Danny Sanders, Dec 17, 2008
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