2005-11-08 03:44:40 UTC
ServerA is running W2K3 Server, Standard. It is a Workgroup computer.
ServerB is running W2K3 Server, Enterprise. It is a Domain Controller.
is not a member of ServerB's domain.
ServerA has directly attached to it approx 5.6TB of storage
(Apple XRAID boxes), 1TB in use.
ServerB has the same XRAID storage configuration.
Both severs are in the same physical location and on the same subnet.
My assignment has been to backup selected folders from
ServerA to ServerB.
At the moment we don't have tape backup so I use the built-in Windows
backup program to backup the files. I am looking for an alternative to
backup program. My goal is to keep the files on both severs up to date
in case of a disk failure on ServerA I will be able recover
by restoring to it from ServerB.
We currently have a DFS share on ServerA and this share is now
mapped on ServerB. I would like to know if it is possible to continue
sharing the files
in this same way (Workgroup to DC) but also use DFS replication
from ServerA to ServerB? I'm hoping in doing so I can produce the same
effect as running backups requiring less overall maintenance? Is this
replication scenario possible (ServerA to B) and if so is it a
to running backups? Thanks!