My office currently has two Windows 2000 domain servers running. In the past, we had two domain servers, one of the current servers, plus one server that recently suffered hardware issues and was removed. Between the two, I had installed DFS to allow our file shares to be distributed between the two domain servers. We just obtained a replacement domain server for the older server that failed. I've installed Win2K OS, and active directory etc seem to be working properly, it's now running as the BDC on the network. I attempted to rebuild DFS, by creating a new DFS structure with the old file server as the primary, and the new server as the backup. Unfortunately the files aren't replicating properly on the largest share. Here is the structure:
SHARE1, small (500m)
SHARE2, large (60g)
\\domain\dfs (root share, empty)
\\domain\dfs\share1 (first dfs link)
\\domain\dfs\share2 (2nd dfs link)
The link for SHARE1 worked flawlessly. I added the primary server as the master for automatic replication, and within a short time it replicated all the data to the share on the new server. Then I added SHARE2. Unfortunately, this 2nd share is randomly failing to replicate. I've attempted removing and re-adding the DFS link several times, always with similar results. Most of the time it starts replicating files (not always)...after it gets through the first directory or two, it just stops. Flat. For no reason. I've checked the error logs repeatedly, and can't find anything indicative of a problem. Share1 and SYSVOL continue to replicate with each other immediately. There is something about SHARE2 that refuses to replicate and I can't put my finger on it. Any suggestions?