SBS2008 DFS - Files created yesterday are gone
Posted on 2011-03-24
I have a new SBS2008 with another Server2008 on our network. I we have a few shared folders on the network that are mapped to drives on the client PC's.
I have made the shared folders DFS shares (domain.local\shares\sharename)
Yesterday, I had my secondary server (2008 server, not SBS) start replicating with what I told the replication wizard to be the master server (the SBS server).
Today, my users came in and said that all the files they created yesterday are gone.
Last night's backup doesn't have the files on it either - I suspect the files were deleted somehow before the backup ran.
I have since turned off all replication between the servers.
I have 2 questions:
1. Can I get these files back? There is a folder on one of my shares called DfsrPrivate - all folders are empty except one called "Staging" and "ContentSetXXXXXXX" and there are lots of numbered folders inside with multiple files in each, unknown types.
2. Is this expected behavior? I really just wanted a failover server running for our network. Evidently that's not what I was getting. I thought I was doing it right, but I need some help on this because I have a mob of angry people here now.