DFS Replication Bandwidth

Posted on 2010-04-05
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Last Modified: 2012-05-09
Is there anyway to see what dfs is actually replicating at any one time? i mean is there a queue that tells you whats in replication for example?
also how would i know what a good value is for bandwidth at the minute i have it set for full but im afraid that will saturate my wan links.

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Joseph Daly earned 2000 total points
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As far as I know of there is no way built in way to tell what files DFSR is currently comparing/transferring over the wire. The closest thing I have come up with is using filemon by sysinternals/microsoft


With this tool you can see what files are being opened and read by all programs. You can simply exclude all other processes besides DFSR.exe. This way when you look in the path field in filemon you will see what files are being read and compared in DFS.

As far as the bandwidth I believe the DFSR services are network aware and will only transmit the data when there is available capacity. I used to run a remote office off of a 1.5mb T1 with 30 users and I was still able to use DFSR at full bandwidht without any major slowdowns or bottlenecks.

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