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Set DFS Replication after accidentally delete Name space folder

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I've accidentally deleted a namepace folder that included both folder destination and replication.

I've restored manually the folder destination part but when it comes to replication I fear that my newer files will be deleted or overwritten...

I have 4 domain controllers replicating on each other and during the Replicate Folder Wizard it asks me which should be the primary server.

How can I be sure not to make mistakes?

I've just backupped everything, just to be sure, before proceeding.
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by:kevinhsieh
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What kind of files are you replicating? It sounds like you deleted your DFS Replication group and are starting over. How much data and how many files are we talking about?

You will need to manually gather the correct version of all your files onto one of the servers and make that the primary server for the initial replication. Have you backed up the data from all four servers? Do people edit files on all four servers? If people can edit the same group of files on multiple servers you have a problem because you can lose data even when everything is running as you had things because the same file can be edited on two different servers at the same time and then changes will be lost on one of them. If that isn't the case, you can use robocall to gather all of the good files onto a single server by doing a copy but only if the source file us newer, which is the robocall default (I believe). Once you have a good collection of your files configure replication.
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I've simply recreated manually the Replication and the NameSpace folder was automatically regenerated with the sync option enabled.
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by:ltpitt
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It simply worked
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