Yesterday I created a replication group between the branch and hub office for backup. After looking at the event viewer today, I see the event stating that initial replication has completed. By checking the folder sizes on each server they are approximately the same 2gb (only diff would be excluded files bak, tmp, etc). However, the DfsrPrivate/Staging folder is not empty on either server.
Is it normal for the DfsrPrivate/Staging folder to still contain data after replication is completed? They are about 1.5gb in size.
Also, when I run a full backup at the hub, the archive bit will be reset. Will this change also be reflect on the branch server? We run differentials and fulls backups.