2005-11-08 19:03:38 UTC
edition file server (say 200 GB in 300K files ) in a main office. I
also have a 2003 Std edition dns/file server (circa 20 GB in 50K files)
in a branch office, all same domain, and all connected via a VPN tunnel
over a T1.
I want to speed up this WAN, and considered Steelhead, Tacit, Availl,
etc. Reading 2003 R2 literature, it looks like R2 FRS with RDC will
provide some/most? of the benefits that the 3rd party tools provide.
In order to implement R2 DFS/FRS with RDC, I assume that I need storage
at each site equal to the shared data. Does that need to be on the
server that is the DNS server at each site? Any onsite server? SAN?
Do I need an enterprise edition of 2003 Server at one or both sites to
get the RDC function? I saw that comment somewhere, and wasn't sure if
it is correct.