DFSR replication stopped

Posted on 2013-09-15
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Last Modified: 2013-09-21

I have a AD domain with a single DC running server 2012 Essentials.
The DC is running in HyperV.

Backup is performed with Veeam Backup & Replication and the problem appeared when the backup didn't complete.  It was at 99% and never exited.  We stopped all VM's except for the DC because it was this that was stuck in mode: "backing up...".  Did a restart of the HyperV host.

After the servers came back up the DC is showing Event ID 2213 in the DFSR log.
The event states:

The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume C:. This occurs when a DFSR JET database is not shut down cleanly and Auto Recovery is disabled. To resolve this issue, back up the files in the affected replicated folders, and then use the ResumeReplication WMI method to resume replication.
Additional Information:
Volume: C:
GUID: 5178CC64-0E42-11E3-93EE-806E6F6E6963
Recovery Steps
1. Back up the files in all replicated folders on the volume. Failure to do so may result in data loss due to unexpected conflict resolution during the recovery of the replicated folders.
2. To resume the replication for this volume, use the WMI method ResumeReplication of the DfsrVolumeConfig class. For example, from an elevated command prompt, type the following command:
wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrVolumeConfig where volumeGuid="5178CC64-0E42-11E3-93EE-806E6F6E6963" call ResumeReplication

Since this is a single DC environment, is it safe to run the command listed in the event?
Question by:itdata
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Is the DC one of the replication group members or is it a different set of VMs
When a backup runs, it stops all replication.
Yes. All the command does deals with replication. Of fileserver configuration.
Presumably you have system state backups of the DC.
IMHO, when possible, be should always have two DCs in an environment.

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There are no other servers to replicate to/From.

However: I solved it by running the command specified in the Event.  Worked out perfectly.

MODERATORS: please close this question as I solved it myself.
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You should select your answer as the solution.
I think since you asked whether it is safe to run the command you found, ....

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Performed the command stated in the event and it worked perfectly

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