We have two FileServers, which have DFSR configured on a lot of shares, so the data can be replicated. Now I have a issue with DFSR not replicating. Ensure the file is not locked or exclude that file from being replicated, if it is not needed. Run the command line- “dfsrdiag backlog /rgname:’Group Name’. Q: Replicating SYSVOL by using DFSR isn’t working in my Active Directory replication and other domain controllers have stopped replication.

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When a server stops replicating with another member, changes are entered into a journal database.

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If the replication process dgsr not begin in a timely manner, the journal database runs out of space and begins to overwrite itself.

In DFS parlance this is known as a journal wrap. In this blog, I will demonstrate how to begin a new replication process. This of course, is a last resort, since data will have to be replicated across all member servers. However, if you find yourself in a situation that merits such action, the steps are outlined below. After a dirty shutdown loss of powerthe DFS Replication will not commence automatically.

You will know that you are in a dirty shutdown state because you will see the following error in the DFS replication log replicatimg the server that is hosting dfzr DFS:. If the journal is not in a wrapped state, the replication should begin to work.

Please note that you should have a backup of all data located in both the source and target server before beginning the recovery processes that is outlined below. To resolve the dirty shutdown state, scroll down to the bottom of the Event error message.

Next, run Windows PowerShell as an administrator. Next, right click on the PowerShell screen and paste the clipboard contents.


Once the WMIC command has been pasted, press enter to replivating the command. Monitor your replication folders until you feel that they are all replicating once again.

There may be a replication backlog so be patient, replication may take longer than usual. The database that keeps track of DFS-R changes is located in the corresponding replicated folder in a hidden file.

We will need to delete this folder from both the source and target servers. For this reason, you should keep a copy of the replication data from all replicating members. To begin, open the DFS management console and locate the replication group that is not working. Right click on it and select delete. After you have deleted replication group, open the folder on the authorative source server the authorative ont is the one that contains the most update versions of all replicated files.

This is the folder that contains the journal database. In order to delete this folder, we must first stop the DFS-Replication service.

Open the services management console services.

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DO NOT delete the data files, we need those to seed the replication process. Now, for each replicating member non-authorative serverstop the DFS-Replication service, locate the replicating target folder and rename it to. This way you have a copy of the data in rdplicating some files were updated on multiple servers during the time that the servers were not replicating and you need to go back to find it.

Create a new folder and share it, this will be the new target folder. Do this for each replicating member server. Name the folder and click on the add button to find the target location. Point the target to the corresponding folder on the authorative server. Expand the folder and dfrs sure that you do not see the DfsrPrivae subfolder. Click OK to add the target folder. Navigate to the replicating member server and look for the target folder. This folder should be empty. After you click OK, you should be prompted by the replication group creation dialog box.


Proceed to create a replication group with your desired settings. Shortly after that, your files will begin to replicate to their target locations. You may be trying to access this site from a secured browser on the server. Please enable scripts and reload this page.

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Please turn on JavaScript and try again. In eeplicating scenario, we make the following design assumptions: We have two servers replicating across WAN connection, a source server and a target server.

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Both have Windows Server operating systems. The two servers stopped replicating long enough to cause a journal wrap. You will know that you are in a dirty shutdown state because you will see the following error in the DFS replication log of the server that is hosting the DFS: Once the command is executed successfully, it should return a nof of 0.

When finished, re-start the DFS-Replication service on all of the servers. When finished, open the target locations side by side using a UNC path and monitor the progress.

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