System Requirement for DFSR

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Alan Burchill, Sep 5, 2006.

  1. Hi

    I want to setup a pretty large DFSR replicaiton set between two servers. I
    am looking at close to 500gb of data with a few million files.... Where can i
    find the capasity planning doco for deciding what CPU and RAM i need to
    properly run such a large DFSR replciation set....

    Thanks

    Alan
     
    Alan Burchill, Sep 5, 2006
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  2. For the general limits, check out: DFS Replication scalability guidelines -
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/6e5a3cdd-4c08-445a-883f-69836e097d331033.mspx

    As far as actual hardware needed, we have no such guidelines publically
    available to my knowledge; there are simply too many variables in play here
    for us to make much of a guess. The closest thing I coulf find is
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...851e-8039b992377c&displaylang=en&Hash=LHMDKQB,
    but it's honestly very vague on hardware.

    We can talk about general hardware info though if you like...

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    Ned Pyle [MSFT], Sep 5, 2006
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  3. Yes Please.... lets take for example DFSR running with 1tb of data and 8
    million files... so basilcy the maximum DFSR is designed to do.... general
    what speed and how many CPU's and how much RAM.....

    Also will DFSR scale if you have two or more seperate DFSR replication
    groups with the maximum number of files.... or is the maximum a cumulitave of
    all the DFSR groups on the server...
     
    Alan Burchill, Sep 6, 2006
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  4. The big factor is 'how dynamic is the data'? Very static data means you can
    get away with much lower end hardware. Data that changes very frequently
    means you will want as much RAM, CPU, disk I/O and network bandwidth as you
    can afford, for that quantity of files you are describing.

    The amount of data is per volume, not per server (since the DFSR database is
    disk volume-specific).

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    Ned Pyle
    Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support

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    confer no rights.
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    Ned Pyle [MSFT], Sep 6, 2006
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