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Mark
2009-10-12 14:13:45 UTC
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I have a situation and an wondering if DFS could solve my problem. First of
all, I no nothing at all about DFS other than the few articles which I have
read. My situation is this. I have a Server 2003 Standard. I have 2 data
drives, E: and F:. On my F: drive I have a shared folder called "Public".
I am running VERY low on disk space on my F: drive. There is a folder under
the "Public" folder which I would like to move to my E: drive but it still
needs to "appear" as if it is under the "Public" folder/share. Can DFS do
this for me? Thanks.
DaveMills
2009-10-12 21:53:24 UTC
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Post by Mark
I have a situation and an wondering if DFS could solve my problem. First of
all, I no nothing at all about DFS other than the few articles which I have
read. My situation is this. I have a Server 2003 Standard. I have 2 data
drives, E: and F:. On my F: drive I have a shared folder called "Public".
I am running VERY low on disk space on my F: drive. There is a folder under
the "Public" folder which I would like to move to my E: drive but it still
needs to "appear" as if it is under the "Public" folder/share. Can DFS do
this for me? Thanks.
No.

DFS does not let you merge the contents of two folders. Its purpose is to let
you use a name for the share that is server independent, i.e. I have
serverA\share but can call it Domain\root\share. Later I can move the share to
serverB and share it as NewShare but still call it Domain\root\share so I do not
need to change any clients to know about the name change/server move.
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Dave Mills
There are 10 types of people, those that understand binary and those that don't.
Charley
2009-10-19 03:14:01 UTC
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Use juction may solve your problem.
You can reference
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896768.aspx
Post by Mark
I have a situation and an wondering if DFS could solve my problem. First of
all, I no nothing at all about DFS other than the few articles which I have
read. My situation is this. I have a Server 2003 Standard. I have 2 data
drives, E: and F:. On my F: drive I have a shared folder called "Public".
I am running VERY low on disk space on my F: drive. There is a folder under
the "Public" folder which I would like to move to my E: drive but it still
needs to "appear" as if it is under the "Public" folder/share. Can DFS do
this for me? Thanks.
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