Building highly available shares, DFS namespaces and replication topology (DFS-R) – Part 4 – What is replication? How DFS-R works? Can I use it as backup?

Backup All types of replication (file replication – DFS-R, Hyper-V Replica, Volume replication – vNext) are not a backup. The reason is that if you do a mistake then the mistake is replicated to all servers. Replication is great for disaster recovery (DR) when for example a plane crash on your datacenter. Replication is also great […]

Building highly available shares, DFS namespaces and replication topology (DFS-R) – Part 3 – DFS Namespaces

In order to ensure highly availability of the namespaces It is a good practice to have multiple servers that holds DFS Namespaces. It is a common practice to add DFS Namespace role to existing servers (for example Domain Controllers or existing File Servers) but Contoso’s administrators will use the best practice and they will use […]