DFS replication troubleshooting
Posted on 2010-09-02
I have a 2008 server in London and 1 in NY, they're configured for continous DFS replication. Recently we had a problem with our vpn link. I've managed to get the vpn link working, but we now have some out of sync files between US and UK. Would my best solution to sync the files be to do a manual 2 way replication ?
Throwing in some more info - the share is just under 5gb, accessed by around 9 users and the London connection speed is provided by BT at up to 20mbps. I've noticed a number of DFS errors on the London server such as "server does not recognize replication partner or group", on the NY server the DFS logs look good. I've ran some diagnostics from the NY server:
Propagation test - successful both ways
Propagation report - successful both ways
Health report - only 1 warning "pre existing content is not replicated and is consuming disk space"
What's the best way to ensure up to date files at both sites?
Would I be better off scheduling replication rather than continuous (the service is being stopped for backups)?
Could the bandwidth or amount of data be causing a problem?
Any advice much appreciated