Moving DFSR data from physical Server disk to the storage box.

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by sen, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. sen

    sen Guest

    I've 3 File Servers having nearly about 500GB each. Setup is in a way that
    FS1 has data of FS2 and FS2 also has data of FS1, so both the FS1 and FS2 are
    replicating with each other. Also, these 2 FS's, FS1 and FS2 are replicating
    there data to FS3(Data Recovery site).

    Now FS1 and FS2 are short of space and we are putting Dell storage device.
    Now once we put this additional stoage, i think we need to setup the DFSR
    again as drive path will be changed. Do you think its good discision to
    create Only replication group and move the data to storage device and after
    that disable old replication groups and create new replication folders for
    the FS1 and FS2 and FS3 with new path location.

    What can be the problems if anyone has donr this before, Please help me.

    sen, Jan 5, 2009
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  2. Use robocopy to copy the data to the new storage. Then delete the
    replication group(s) and recreate them pointing to the new storage.

    Danny Sanders, Jan 5, 2009
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  3. sen

    sen Guest

    Thanks for your advice.
    Please let me know if there is anything that needs to be considered.
    As i'm only making the changes on Replication groups and not touching
    anything in DFS management console.

    Please give me your suggestions.
    sen, Jan 9, 2009
  4. Thanks for your advice.

    You have to delete the replication group in the DFS management console. I
    would then stop the DFSR service on each member of the replication group and
    go to each member and delete the DFSRPrivate folders. You might have to
    change what you see in explorer to show hidden and system files. Robocopy
    the data to the new location (check the switches so you move the security
    also, and you might want to create a log of what was copied) Then use the
    DFS management console to recreate the replication group.

    Basically you are just deleting the replication group and starting over from
    scratch by prestaging the data to be replicated so initial replication
    completes earlier.

    Danny Sanders, Jan 9, 2009
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