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DFS Replication, how to include sub-folders

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Environ is Server 2012 on each side of the MPLS.  There is a folder on one side named shares.

Under shares are 31 subfolders.  The top level share permission is everyone and it propagates down.

When I set up my replication to replicate shares across the MPLS, my top level folder of "shares" gets created, but none of my sub folders get created or replicated.

Can someone please tell me what I'm missing?

I need the top level share and all subfolders to replicate.

Thanks

Cliff
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It should replicate them without doing anything else.  Is it still replicating the files in the root folder?
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So far I don't see anything other than the top level share folder.  Not even sub folders being created and I set it up over an hour ago.
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If you go into DFS management, and expand replication, and click on your DFS object, you should see tabs to the right.  Are the members there and enabled?  Are the connections enabled?  If you check their properties, is there a schedule set?
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Yes, all are present and enabled.  There is a schedule set for 512 kbps during business hours and full after hours.

You think I just am not waiting long enough?
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by:FinServCo
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Try putting a small file in the root of the top folder.  See if that replicates.  I would think you would have seen something by now.  

You can also open the properties of one of the folders under the Memberships tab, click on the Staging tab to see where it's being staged, and see if there's anything in there.  

Also, if the staging quota is too small, it may slow or stop replication.
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Hmm...I assumed that the staging path was available to view, but I can't view it myself.
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by:FinServCo
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Okay, you can if you use a command prompt.  Do a dir /ah it'll show you the private folder as a Junction.  Then you can just CD \priv* and do a directory
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There are already several small files in the root of the top level share, along with subfolders.  Still nothing showing up on the destination side.

I can see the junction point, but access is denied to cd to it.  I could do the command prompt elevated.
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by:FinServCo
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Yes, it probably needs to be elevated.
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ok, my junction is system_information_ etc.  I can get into that folder, but no sub folders.
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There aren't sub-folders under the private folder?  There should be a handful, conflicts, deleted, installing, preexisting, and staging.  These folders aren't hidden.

Another thing you can try is to go back to DFS management and the connections tab, select the first one, right click, and choose "replicate now".
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You should run a DFS replication report. It will tell you how much has replicated, how much needs to replicate, bandwidth savings, errors, warnings, whether or not your staging area needs to be larger, etc.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc754227.aspx
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ok, I'm onsite tomorrow.
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