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    DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Anyone implemented DFS (Distributed File System) on Windows Server 2003 yet? Is it worthwhile?

    Any help appreciated...

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Works fine on 2k3. DFS on W2k is a place of hellish nightmares though.

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Yep- we have DFS running on 2003 Server and it seems OK. The problem for us comes from our having a 2000 server in the domain too- and that *does* cause problems. Normally this is seen in our having to force replication of recently changed objects...

    Paul

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Luckily got rid of last w2k server in the summer so am all w2k3 now. What an improvement.

    Think I'll look at deploying DFS soon then...

    We bought a sofa from DFS a few years ago too!! (Before anyone else says it!)

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    LOL!

    There's an analogy coming on..but hopefully you won't have to wait as long for your DFS to work as you sometimes do to get DFS to deliver a sofa :-)

    Good luck!

    Paul

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    wasn't DFS the disk filing system on the BBC 'b's with the floppy drives.......ah; those were the days!

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    yes it was. However I had superDFS drives (800k!) on my BBC B+.

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    I wanted to use a BBC whilst studying 6502 assembly language, but couldn't get the courage up enough to buy one from eBay...*sigh*...they were great machines though.

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Still got mine. Its rather crazy though. 1mb of ram and a 30mb HDD.

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    With Vista and Vista Server on the way it will be even easier. Virtual folders, which is just DFS of a sort is going to be a mainstay of the file sysem.

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Quote Originally Posted by kingswood
    LOL!

    There's an analogy coming on..but hopefully you won't have to wait as long for your DFS to work as you sometimes do to get DFS to deliver a sofa :-)

    Good luck!

    Paul
    Ive been waiting 8 weeks for my new sofa from DFS and it isnt here yet

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    I'm playing with DFS at the moment. It says to use the Active Directory integrated Namespace for under 5000 folders only. That's not enough for most schools I would think. Are you people finding that it uses a lot of resources?

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    got it running between 3 seperate school sites over VPNs
    mostly ok tho odd glitches, say when a vpn goes down and then reconnects

    DFS re-written in 2003R2, will be investigating

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    Re: DFS - Any experiences? (Good or Bad!)

    Cheers Martin. How many folders are you synchronizing approxiamately?



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