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DFS moved folders to ntrfs_preexisting folder

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I have a DFS setup with a  link on the  parent DC and the target link on the  child domain File cluster. The DFS replication hasn't been scheduled.After intially having few problems DFS replication was stopped. yesterday afternoon on our file cluster the folders have been move to ntrfs_prexisting folder.I can't explain why this has happened even though the replication has been enabled.Both are windows 2003 servers
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sorry , correct my question
I can't explain why this has happened even though the replication has not  been enabled.
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Read through the Replication event log, I bet the service has started, the preexisting folders can only be created through the replication service.
The service restarts and decides "ok, there are the replication partners...oh, they both already have folders of the same name (preexisting) but my database tells me they shouldn't, ok let's start over...first I'll move everything into the preexisting area and then decide if I need it later on".
There have been real improvements to the DFS mechanisms and there is a second DFS service in 2003 R2 by the way, is that what you have?

Also I recommend extensive testing, simulate every error there could be, try to really confuse DFS and see how it reacts. DFS errors can be a pain in the ...
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Thanks Mcknife

Yeah FRS service was stopped and retarted. If that is the case. Then how can I avoid this from happening.Every time I retart the server the FRS service would be stopped  and restarted and if DFS moves the folders to NTFRS prestaging folder this going to create the problems for us.I think their should be a way to stop this from happening.
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Difficult. You should run monitoring software, ultramon for example. Also set that service to restart a littlle faster than after 30 minutes, maybe.
I am still not 100% satisfied with our DFS although we have it up and running for about half a year now. Still sometimes, the serviec stops due to "excessive disk activity" - what does he car ? :)
I will upgrade to 2003 R2 after my vacation...
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