Post by Ryan
\\domain\root\folder pointing to \\server1\share
Inside this directory, I have several other folders for different
departments within our organization. Example: \\domain\root\folder\dept1,
\\domain\root\folder\dept2, etc. These directories are all located at
\\server1\share\dept1, \\server1\share\dept2, etc.
Due to space constraints, we need to physically move the data located at
\\server1\share\dept3 to \\server2\share\dept3 but keep the DFS structure
pointing to \\domain\root\folder\dept3. I do not need any replication at
this point, just need to move the data.
How can I make this happen? Can I simply add a target in DFS?
You must do the following:
1) Create shares for all the departments, e.g. \\server1\dept1$,
\\server1\dept2$, \\server1\dept3$ (optional: use the $ to hide them)
2) Add new folders in the DFS console for each department and link these to the
new shares created in step 1)
3) Remove the link on the old Folder (you may need to do this before step 2)
Your client will still have a path \\domain\root\folder\dept1 pointing to
\\server1\dept1 instead of \\server1\share\dept1. This is the same folder as
before but via the new share.
Now you are free to change the link for \\domain\root\folder\dept3 (or any other
dept) to point to \\server2\dept3 and the client will not need to change
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