DFS resources

Here is my trial of grouping DFS resources available to study and I’m sure I missed a lot useful web sites.

Microsoft Official Courses (MOC):

6419B: Configuring, Managing and Maintaining Windows Server 2008-based Servers

Module 4: Configuring and Managing Distributed File System:
– Lesson 1: Distributed File System Overview
– Lesson 2: Configuring DFS Namespaces
– Lesson 3: Configuring DFS Replication
Categorized as Level 200 by Microsoft

6421B: Configuring and Troubleshooting a Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure

Module 11: Optimizing Data Access for Branch Offices
– DFS Overview
– Overview of DFS Namespaces
– Configuring DFS Replication
Categorized as Level 200 by Microsoft

20411D: Administering Windows Server 2012

Module 9: Optimizing File Services:
– Overview of DFS
– Configuring DFS Namespaces
– Configuring and Troubleshooting DFS Replication
Categorized as Level 200 by Microsoft

20413C: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure

Module 10: Planning and Implementing File Services:
– Planning and Implementing DFS
Categorized as Level 300 by Microsoft

20414B: Implementing an Advanced Server Infrastructure

Module 7: Planning and Implementing High Availability for File Services and Applications:
– Planning and Implementing DFS
Categorized as Level 300 by Microsoft

Internet:

Perfect repository of all significant resources available in Internet:

DFS Replication: Survival Guide

My own development:

Script to check replication status on all servers found in AD as DFS replication partners:

getDFSRStatus.zip

usage: cscript /nologo getDFSRStatus.vbs

Script to check replication status on one server specified as parameter:

getDFSRStatusLite.zip

usage: cscript /nologo getDFSRStatusLite.vbs <myDFSRServer>

Above scripts generate csv report with status of connection state, target folder state, backlog, etc. Here is an example of output file getDFSRStatus_06-11-2014_13-59-06.csv:

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Member name;Target folder;Partner name;Replication group;Connection state;Connection last sync;Connection last sync duration [s];Connection last successful sync;Connection next sync;Target folder state;Backlog count;Stage size [MB];Conflict size [MB];Last conflict cleanup;Last tombstone cleanup
FS-01;I:\DATA;FS-02;RG_DATA;1 (Online);6-11-2014 8:16:22;1113;6-11-2014 8:16:22;6-11-2014 8:34:56;2 (Initial Sync);0;0;0;5-11-2014 22:34:39;5-11-2014 22:34:39
FS-01;I:\USERS;FS-02;RG_USERS;1 (Online);6-11-2014 8:16:22;1113;6-11-2014 8:16:22;6-11-2014 8:34:56;4 (Normal);0;40952;1;5-11-2014 22:44:50;5-11-2014 22:44:50
FS-01;I:\USERS;FS-03;RG_USERS;1 (Online);6-11-2014 6:34:58;1806;6-11-2014 6:34:58;6-11-2014 7:05:04;4 (Normal);0;21784;497;30-10-2014 22:22:08;30-10-2014 22:22:08
FS-01;I:\DATA;FS-03;RG_DATA;1 (Online);6-11-2014 6:34:58;1806;6-11-2014 6:34:58;6-11-2014 7:05:04;4 (Normal);0;45551;508;30-10-2014 22:22:09;30-10-2014 22:22:09

 

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