Posted on 2014-10-03
We are having some problems with our dfs setup. We are trying to share a folder across two 2008 r2 servers. This is an existing folder that only existed on one of the two servers. The folder is about 300gb in size so we copied the folder to an external drive and then manually copied it to the other server. When we fired up DFS, we discovered that all 300gb was trying to sync between the folders because we didn't use the Microsoft recommended robocopy script. Therefore, we went back and recopied the folder to an external drive using robocopy. However, now that we have an exact copy of the folder on both servers, replication doesn't appear to be occurring. Further more, when I run a dfsrdiag command, I show a backlog of over 200,000 files which isn't good AND that number isn't decreasing. Is there something that I need to do now that we are starting off with a fresh set of folders? The folders are still named identical.