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Running out of Disk space will DFS help?

By keebmachine ·
Out of diskspace will DFS help?
I am running out of diskspace on a Windows 2003 server that is used for home directories. Will DFS help?

Scenario:
\\server1\HOMEDIR shared folder is located on the \ drive is which is almost full
E drive is empty

Desired Results:
Utilize disk space on the E drive to extend the the \ drive so that the HOMEDIR folder does not need to be moved.
Use no 3rd party software.
Add no new hardware.

Can I use Windows DFS to do this?
If so, how do I do this?

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by CG IT In reply to Running out of Disk space ...

Well DFS doesn't increase Disk Space on a drive. However, you can use DFS to provide a logical hierarchy of shared folders on other computers with storage space. DFS is centralized so folders can be located by users simply from browsing AD for them.

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by ManISKid In reply to Running out of Disk space ...

If the e: is a spare hard-disk or is it a logical disk. If so, you could mount the disk to the logical drive or extend the physical drive.

You could also use active directory to redirect the 'my documents' folders for all or selected users through group policy.

Otherwise, if you move the files to e: remember to 'copy' the files to retain permissions, you could move only some of the profiles by creating a different dfs route and remember to change the profile path for the affected users

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