Configure DFS high Availability in Server 2016

raja waseem 51 Reputation points

Configured DFS with Replication on 2 servers.
Replication is working fine.
Primary Server has Namespace but other server has replication but doesn't configured with namespace.

My Question is what will happen if Primary server goes down?
Do we need to configure same namespace in second server too?
any best practices?

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  1. Leon Laude 85,686 Reputation points

    Hi @raja waseem ,

    You can achieve high availability for your DFS servers by adding all servers to your DFS Namespace, in other words make your server as DFS Namespace member servers.

    If one DFS Namespace server goes down, the other DFS Namespace server will automatically take over.


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