DFS Integration for Storage Sync


This document provides detailed steps to setup DFS Namespace to work with Egnyte Storage Sync Device. This documentation assumes that Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) has been enabled on one or multiple Windows Server(s). The following procedure can be used to truncate the UNC path of a file share from the Storage Sync appliance to ensure embedded file links are not broken when bringing Egnyte Storage Sync Appliance into production. For the following example we will be truncating \\STORAGESYNC\ELC\Shared\Testing\Downloads to become \\DOMAIN\TESTING\Downloads


Configure DFS Namespace

1. Ensure that you can mount/map the Storage Sync appliance from the Windows Server that’s presenting the Namespace
2. Launch DFS Management
3. Right click on Namespaces and select New Namespace

4. Input the server that will be presenting your DFS Namespace and click Next

5. Type in the name for the Namespace and click Next

6. Select either Domain-based namespace or Stand-alone namespace and click Next

7. Click Create

8. After namespace creation click Close


Configure DFS Folder Link


1. Right Click on the new Namespace and click New Folder


2. Type in Folder Name and click Add

3. Type in UNC path of the Storage Sync appliance and click OK


You should be able to mount \\DOMAIN\TESTING\Downloads which equates to \\STORAGESYNC\ELC\Shared\Testing\Downloads

You can repeat steps from Configure DFS Folder Link for all folders that’s under the \\STORAGESYNC\ELC\Shared\Testing

You can repeat steps from Configure DFS Namespace for additional Top Level folders

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