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File Replication Service Error - Event ID 13568

Alisanne asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I have searched and read several articles on this error, and I still have a few questions.

Environment: I have a SBS 2003 Server (The only server) and 5-POS (XP embeded) terminals.

Situation: On 5 occasions during the last 2 months the server has locked up and clients have lost connections. Power is on at  server, but it is unresponsive... ...only way to resolve was to power off and restart server.

The common error in the various logs just prior to each event was File Replication Service Error - Event ID 13568

I  followed (I thought) the instructions on the error (See Below), but I set the the registry entry to 1 per the following excerpt:

          " Setting the "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" registry parameter to 1 will
           cause the following recovery steps to be taken to automatically recover from this
           error state."

After doing so i got two information messages (13533 and 13516) and assumed it was resolved.

However after reading more articles, it appears that registry values should be D4 for a stand alone server????

Please advise as to the exact proper registry entries when in a single-server environment. As continued lock-ups are hazardous to my career!!!  Each time the server has locked up it has caused havoc at the restaurant!


Event Type:      Error
Event Source:      NtFrs
Event Category:      None
Event ID:      13568
Date:            6/9/2010
Time:            11:00:31 PM
User:            N/A
Computer:      SBS-SERVER
The File Replication Service has detected that the replica set "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)" is in JRNL_WRAP_ERROR.
 Replica set name is    : "DOMAIN SYSTEM VOLUME (SYSVOL SHARE)"
 Replica root path is   : "c:\windows\sysvol\domain"
 Replica root volume is : "\\.\C:"
 A Replica set hits JRNL_WRAP_ERROR when the record that it is trying to read from the NTFS USN journal is not found.  This can occur because of one of the following reasons.
 [1] Volume "\\.\C:" has been formatted.
 [2] The NTFS USN journal on volume "\\.\C:" has been deleted.
 [3] The NTFS USN journal on volume "\\.\C:" has been truncated. Chkdsk can truncate the journal if it finds corrupt entries at the end of the journal.
 [4] File Replication Service was not running on this computer for a long time.
 [5] File Replication Service could not keep up with the rate of Disk IO activity on "\\.\C:".
 Setting the "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore" registry parameter to 1 will cause the following recovery steps to be taken to automatically recover from this error state.
 [1] At the first poll, which will occur in 5 minutes, this computer will be deleted from the replica set. If you do not want to wait 5 minutes, then run "net stop ntfrs" followed by "net start ntfrs" to restart the File Replication Service.
 [2] At the poll following the deletion this computer will be re-added to the replica set. The re-addition will trigger a full tree sync for the replica set.
WARNING: During the recovery process data in the replica tree may be unavailable. You should reset the registry parameter described above to 0 to prevent automatic recovery from making the data unexpectedly unavailable if this error condition occurs again.
To change this registry parameter, run regedit.
Click on Start, Run and type regedit.
Click down the key path:
Double click on the value name
   "Enable Journal Wrap Automatic Restore"
and update the value.
If the value name is not present you may add it with the New->DWORD Value function under the Edit Menu item. Type the value name exactly as shown above.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
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