DFS conversion



  • Have you converted a pair of 2012 file servers to a DFS even though they had shares on them? Can it migrate the data/shares in to the DFS, combining the servers? I'm considering doing this and wondering if it's even possible before I spend time on it.



  • Yes? I'm not sure what you are asking. You can indeed move preexisting shares to DFS. Do you want to replicate the shares between hosts or just put them in a DFS namespace?



  • @coliver said in DFS conversion:

    Yes? I'm not sure what you are asking. You can indeed move preexisting shares to DFS. Do you want to replicate the shares between hosts or just put them in a DFS namespace?

    Replication would be part of DFS-R, so if I get the DFS roles installed on both servers and set them to replicate, would the existing shares migrate in? Basically, I want to shrink all of the "go to XXXX server and YYY share" down to "go to \domain.com\share" for users, and at the same time increase our reliability by adding file server replication.



  • The existing shares wouldn't automatically be imported into DFS. It is pretty easy to add them after the roles are assigned though. What you want is doable. We don't use DFS-R here just use a DFS namespace to make things easier for the end user.



  • @coliver said in DFS conversion:

    The existing shares wouldn't automatically be imported into DFS. It is pretty easy to add them after the roles are assigned though. What you want is doable. We don't use DFS-R here just use a DFS namespace to make things easier for the end user.

    Is there a powershell to import the existing shares?



  • @Grey said in DFS conversion:

    @coliver said in DFS conversion:

    The existing shares wouldn't automatically be imported into DFS. It is pretty easy to add them after the roles are assigned though. What you want is doable. We don't use DFS-R here just use a DFS namespace to make things easier for the end user.

    Is there a powershell to import the existing shares?

    That I don't know.


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