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Can DFS replicate across the WAN?
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Danbabe
2009-09-29 17:01:02 UTC
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I have a client with two offices. Each office has 2 DC's on their own private
domain. Each DC has Windows 2003 Standard R2 and DFS is already replicating
staff files from one DC to other within the office.

My question is can DFS replicate these files across the WAN to another
office and another private domain? Each server has static private and public
IP addresses behind a router and firewall. I don't even know what ports would
need to be opened for DFS to access the other network if this is even
possible.

I have looked a couple of other possible software solutions that can manage
this instead od using DFS but cannot find anything as good.

Any ideas welcome.

Cheers. Dan
Graeme Dempster
2009-10-20 15:47:05 UTC
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Hi Dan

DFS would solve your problems. The best solution would be a VPN between the
sites and therefore the traffic will be secure and you won't have to worry
about opening ports. the inital copy may take some time but changes are sent
after that and that takes no time. I replicate are 150GB of data using
standard dsl lines.

Cheers
G
Post by Danbabe
I have a client with two offices. Each office has 2 DC's on their own private
domain. Each DC has Windows 2003 Standard R2 and DFS is already replicating
staff files from one DC to other within the office.
My question is can DFS replicate these files across the WAN to another
office and another private domain? Each server has static private and public
IP addresses behind a router and firewall. I don't even know what ports would
need to be opened for DFS to access the other network if this is even
possible.
I have looked a couple of other possible software solutions that can manage
this instead od using DFS but cannot find anything as good.
Any ideas welcome.
Cheers. Dan
ciscokid03
2009-10-22 20:04:06 UTC
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if they are seperate autonomous domains then you will have to create some
soft of trust between them for replication to work. the lan-t0-lan vpn will
solve the secure connection, yes. you will need accounts too that are
trusted for replication, on either network as well.
Post by Graeme Dempster
Hi Dan
DFS would solve your problems. The best solution would be a VPN between the
sites and therefore the traffic will be secure and you won't have to worry
about opening ports. the inital copy may take some time but changes are sent
after that and that takes no time. I replicate are 150GB of data using
standard dsl lines.
Cheers
G
Post by Danbabe
I have a client with two offices. Each office has 2 DC's on their own private
domain. Each DC has Windows 2003 Standard R2 and DFS is already replicating
staff files from one DC to other within the office.
My question is can DFS replicate these files across the WAN to another
office and another private domain? Each server has static private and public
IP addresses behind a router and firewall. I don't even know what ports would
need to be opened for DFS to access the other network if this is even
possible.
I have looked a couple of other possible software solutions that can manage
this instead od using DFS but cannot find anything as good.
Any ideas welcome.
Cheers. Dan
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