I already went through scenarios where we installed DFS and made it highly available. In my article about clustering DFS I mentioned that downside of DFS cluster is potential data corruption and loss due to ability that two people work on the same file at the same time – the is no file lock. There is simple cure for this, but far from perfect, and at the cost.Read More
I work with Microsoft DFS service for many years, and one of the scariest things about DFS was initial replication – tools to monitor and troubleshoot replication were not good or helpful enough and things often went south if there is something unusual in the file set (like extremely long file names with special signs). And time it takes to finish initial replication is also troublesome – it take days to finish up.
Recently, I got to setup another DFS from scratch, and initial seed was not something I was happy about. But ever since Windows Server 2012 R2 there are some changes with replication and DFS.Read More
One of the products I use is SMSMSE 7.10 (Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange) and recently I wanted to configure a couple of Edge Role servers with SMSMSE 7.10. After I installed SMSMSE on all the Edge servers my next step was to configure control from one central place with one SMSMSE console – oh boy, I was in for a ride I won’t forget soon.Read More
DPM Administrator console is not particularly feature rich – and that is not a bad thing in this case. Interface is simple and again, has all you need for a successful backup. Let’s check it outRead More
We went through Nakivo backup solution, and I will also make short series on DPM 2019. We will start with installation, since it has many prerequisites and can be challenging.Read More