To "DFS" or to "not DFS"

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Chris, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest


    I am interested in the DFS technology for its ability to map a logical name
    to a shared folder.
    Can someone who use DFS for a while now, can give me the pros and cons of
    DFS ?

    Thank you.

    Chris, Mar 31, 2010
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  2. Chris

    neo Guest

    The biggest pro is a consolidate namespace that is very easy for any end
    user to remember. As you work thru your hardware lifecycle, you will
    quickly discover how easy it is to remove/add a server and it doesn't
    disrupt things like drive mappings.

    The next pro is that depending on whether using Windows Clustering or a
    Member server is replication. (e.g. Replication isn't supported under
    Windows 2003 clustering.)

    I can't think of any major cons unless you have sites that are not well
    connected. This to me is not a problem with Microsoft, but more along
    internal decisions about WAN setup and what one is willing to accept when
    the site-to-site VPN goes down.
    neo, Apr 2, 2010
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