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DFSR - Best Practice Questions [Replication Groups, Disks on Hub Servers etc]

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  • Hi,

    I know there are plenty of DFSR Best Practice Documents around, but none that I found have been able to answer some questions I have around the following:

    • Is there a defined limit to how many Replication Groups should be placed on one particular volume on a Hub Server? (e.g. have only 10 Replication Groups per Drive)
    • Is there a defined limit on how many disks hosting Replication Groups should be placed on a DFSR Hub Server?
    • Is there a defined limit to how many Replication Groups should be placed on any on Hub Server at a given time? (Or would this more depend on the infra in place?

    I'm just trying to understand in which scenarios i could/should either scale up or scale out the DFSR Backup infrastructure i currently manage.

    Thanks!

    Thursday, July 18, 2013 8:25 AM

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  • Hi,

    Seems could be replied by this article:

    DFS Replication: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773238(v=WS.10).aspx#BKMK_006

    What are the supported limits of DFS Replication?

    The following list provides a set of scalability guidelines that have been tested by Microsoft on Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008:
    Size of all replicated files on a server: 10 terabytes.

    Number of replicated files on a volume: 11 million.

    Maximum file size: 64 gigabytes.

    Note:

    There is no longer a limit to the number of replication groups, replicated folders, connections, or replication group members.


    And I did not find any limitation related to the number of disks. 


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    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:21 PM
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  • Hi,

    Seems could be replied by this article:

    DFS Replication: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc773238(v=WS.10).aspx#BKMK_006

    What are the supported limits of DFS Replication?

    The following list provides a set of scalability guidelines that have been tested by Microsoft on Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008:
    Size of all replicated files on a server: 10 terabytes.

    Number of replicated files on a volume: 11 million.

    Maximum file size: 64 gigabytes.

    Note:

    There is no longer a limit to the number of replication groups, replicated folders, connections, or replication group members.


    And I did not find any limitation related to the number of disks. 


    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum |If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Saturday, July 20, 2013 3:21 PM
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  • Thanks very much Shaon!
    Monday, July 22, 2013 6:15 AM