newbie DFS questions

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by JohnB, Aug 9, 2004.

  1. JohnB

    JohnB Guest

    I set up a DFS root today for the first time, and it is backwards from what
    I expected, or hoped for.
    Here's the scenario:


    I want to create a DFS root on Server1. I want it to have DFS links to
    Existing_share 1 & 2.
    I want to replicate all of that to Server2
    I created a folder in the root of server1 called Server1_DFS_Root

    Don't I first create the Root, then a link and then a new replica?
    I do that:
    I create root on server1 called Server1_DFS_Root, and point it to the shared
    folder: Server1_DFS_Root
    I create a link to Existing_Share1
    I create a replica partner to a share on Server2.

    But when I browse the DFS root using Windows Explorer, I see files that
    already existed on Server2's shared folder that I pointed to. I expected to
    see existing files from Existing_Share_1.

    I'm confused. What am I doing wrong?
    JohnB, Aug 9, 2004
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  2. JohnB

    Antknee Guest

    Basically all you have to do is create the root. Then create a link, point it
    to the first share. Under that link, create a second target, point it to the
    second share.
    The reason you would want to create a replica is for fault tolerance of the
    Antknee, Aug 9, 2004
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