How can I get Windows DFSR to stop replicating [volume uuid]\System Volume Information\DFSR\Private ?

Posted on 2014-08-20
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Last Modified: 2014-11-03
Hello everyone. My current system that I am running is Windows server 2008 R2. I'm currently using DFS to replicate files from one server to another, however im encountering a problem. On some nights DFS slows down and gets bogged down with error messages like the following:

The DFS Replication service detected that a file was changed on multiple servers. A conflict resolution algorithm was used to determine the winning file. The losing file was moved to the Conflict and Deleted folder.
Additional Information:
Original File Path: Volume{f34124c3-ba21-4660-8e77-65a50dc0c24b}\System Volume Information\DFSR\Private\{1FFFF2B8-43EF-4444-A39B-0FC6F92A8ECE}-{81A31A4F-1AFE-41EF-ACCC-A5CF034E927C}\ConflictAndDeleted\modules-{6CA05F7B-C1BE-4BA1-90A7-756960017573}-v3286821\Accounts\metadata
New Name in Conflict Folder: metadata-{6CA05F7B-C1BE-4BA1-90A7-756960017573}-v3287376
Replicated Folder Root: C:\Storage\TTG
File ID: {6CA05F7B-C1BE-4BA1-90A7-756960017573}-v3287376
Replicated Folder Name: TTG
Replicated Folder ID: 1FFFF2B8-43EF-4444-A39B-0FC6F92A8ECE
Replication Group Name: TTG
Replication Group ID: 3E48C7AD-D2B9-44D2-8217-94D78F1B3EB3
Member ID: 81A31A4F-1AFE-41EF-ACCC-A5CF034E927C

For some reason DFSR is trying to copy it's own private file and it's causing a lot of these errors and bogging down the system. Any ideas on how to prevent it from doing this?

Rick Marczak
Question by:thetechgroup
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Arman Khodabande earned 2000 total points
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Open DFS Management console (dfsmgmt.msc), Under Replication directory check that "System volume information" folder or "System volume information\DFSR" is not in the replication list.

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Thanks for replying
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You're welcome, but I hope it helped...

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