Server 2008 R2 DFS Replication Staging Path Change
Posted on 2013-01-24
Recently changed the Staging path location from the default setup to a new partition that had the additional free space. When changing the path, I mistakenly entered a one path (G:\Staging), however realized shortly after that since I have 2 replication groups I needed to separate it to 2 separate folders, so I created (G:\DFSStaging\Home) and (G:\DFSStaging\Shares). I stopped the replication service. Deleted the old folder (G:\Staging), reenabled the service, then saw the new folders being populated.
However, I noticed shortly after that the drive is filling up more than data I have, and upon investigating further, I found that the original folder I created (G:\Staging) has been recreated, and the ContentSet folder is populating with new subfolders - so I am having duplicate staging areas, causing my drive to fill up, and generate DFSR 4502 errors for replication because inadequate free space.
Why did it recreate the old folder after the path has been changed, I again confirmed it is the new path, and why is it staging to both folders?