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Hi, I have set up a DFS on my domain. I have 2 servers: one is max the other one is fs1

I have setup replication (or at least I think) just so that the dfs structure is replicated to another server.
My main file server is fs1 do that is where I setup dfs, and my exchange server is max so that is the one that gets the dfs structure replicated to.
So under max I see a folder called "masterfolder" (my dfs root name).
What is weird is that I have now a folder on MAX called ___SyncFromFS1 which contains almost all files from FS1???
First where is that coming from? Did I screw up the replication settings
Second: if I did screwed up the replication settings then how come not all files got replicated to MAX??

It is a good thing that not all files from my file server got replicated because it would have crashed my little space Exchange server MAX by filling it up.
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Which version of windows 2003 do you have? Pre R2?

Does the share/replcation folder have a DFSRPrivate hidden folder? If not your system is using the older NTFRS as a file replication mehanism and it has a staging area and has to have registry changes to adjust/account or larger files.

Did the share in Max have some files?
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by:philjans
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Win Srv 2003 SMB SP2, so that makes it pre-R2...

Can you explain where can I find the dfsrprivate hidden folder... I see only the ___SyncFromSrv-fs1 folder on my C: drive and my Data drive.

Max has no file shares, it's only use for Exchange. Also, I don't want to replicated any files of my users shares unto that server. The only think that I need to have replicated is the DFS root that contains all the EMPTY folders that represent the user's shares that I have on FS1.


At my other company I did that easily but it was probably a more recent dfs/replication version like you said.

So how how can:
     1- Remove this wrong replication without affecting the good files on fs1
     2- Put in place just the dfs folder structure replication
tx!
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Ok, on your DFS management, you have the DFS share, and then there is a replication option.  With the older version there is no DFSRPrivate, you have a Staging area folder.
Unless you using a third party Syncing toolv

It will not work well with using pre R2 and an R2. for replication.
The R2 also has the older dfs management with NTFRs replication, but have not tried combining the two.  The issue is with the replication side and not with the sharing/publishing side.


you can stop the replication.  and use robocopy (support/resource kit) to synchronize but that is a "manual" process.  There are alternative third party tools that will maintain the two shared folders synchronized.
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