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    Re: Clustering

    Shows I should read you post indepth lol sorry ops:

    Having looked at the storage I'll think I'll test the FRS and the DFS setups for a month or two before going live I'm going to be setting up the system while the old network is still running anyway so it should all be fine!

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    Re: Clustering

    after Geoff saying DFS is unreliable I would have thought FRS would be a more stable alernative
    DFS and FRS tend to hand in hand. DFS gives an alias to duplicate shares spread across the network and FRS syncs the data between them. I think FRS is actually what cased the issues Geoff refers to. When we used it, it got confused over file versioning and made a real mess of the shared data. DFS has been fine in my experience but it does mean finding another way to keep shares up to date.

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    Re: Clustering

    could setup 2 servers and Rsync the data as you would a backup, if the main server fails a ping then the backup server would take priority. Its a simple way to add redundancy to file/web servers - but you don't get the disk speed increase that global filesystem gives.

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    Seeing as they look to SYSVOL is there a problem in Windows 2003 with share sizes? I seem to remember something mentioned in the distant past about this being the case?

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    Re: Clustering

    What would you say were the main improvements in R2 over the original?

    I know you now have greater control over users area sizes within the Windows system with some clever wizards for setting them up, can this be done on a Group or better yet user by user?

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    Re: Clustering

    I think a SAN is a better solution for storage.

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    Re: Clustering

    I think a SAN is a better solution for storage.
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    Re: Clustering

    I'd like redundancy with this though but the cost for SAN I thought was high (Need about 0.75 - 1TB of storage) Any ideas where I could source this and the cost of it?

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    Re: Clustering

    Send Ric a PM. He's got some nice Sun gear.

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    Re: Clustering

    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff
    Send Ric a PM. He's got some nice Sun gear.
    The SAN is EMC (may as well buy the best) and since it is the SATA based AX100 it wasn't too expensive.



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