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DFSR is failing after migrating the VM from 2008 to 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster

We migrated our VMs from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2 Hyper-V Cluster. One of the VMs was our file server that's running DFSR. The drive that we setup the DFSR folders are in E:\ drive which is a clustered pass-through disk. After the migration, we're seeing below errors in the Event Logs and DFSR Health Reports.

Log Name:      DFS Replication
Source:        DFSR
Date:          2/10/2015 12:04:43 PM
Event ID:      2004
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Server1
Description:
The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume E:. This failure can occur because the disk is full, the disk is failing, or a quota limit has been reached. This can also occur if the DFS Replication service encountered errors while attempting to stage files for a replicated folder on this volume.
 
Additional Information:
Error: 9014 (Database failure)
Volume: 83263A3A-9753-11DE-B878-00155D646B04
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="DFSR" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">2004</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-02-10T20:04:43.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>97801</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>DFS Replication</Channel>
    <Computer>Server1</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>83263A3A-9753-11DE-B878-00155D646B04</Data>
    <Data>E:</Data>
    <Data>9014</Data>
    <Data>Database failure</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>



Log Name:      DFS Replication
Source:        DFSR
Date:          2/10/2015 12:04:43 PM
Event ID:      2104
Task Category: None
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      Server1
Description:
The DFS Replication service failed to recover from an internal database error on volume E:. Replication has been stopped for all replicated folders on this volume.
 
Additional Information:
Error: 9214 (Internal database error (-583))
Volume: 83263A3A-9753-11DE-B878-00155D646B04
Database: E:\System Volume Information\DFSR
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="DFSR" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="49152">2104</EventID>
    <Level>2</Level>
    <Task>0</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-02-10T20:04:43.000000000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>97800</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>DFS Replication</Channel>
    <Computer>Server1</Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>83263A3A-9753-11DE-B878-00155D646B04</Data>
    <Data>E:</Data>
    <Data>9214</Data>
    <Data>Internal database error</Data>
    <Data>-583</Data>
    <Data>E:\System Volume Information\DFSR</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>


DFS Replication Health Report

A database problem is blocking replication on volume E:.
The DFS Replication service was unable to recover from an internal database error on volume E:.
Replication has stopped for all replicated folders on this volume until the database is automatically rebuilt.
If the database is rebuilt successfully, replication will resume after the rebuilding is complete.
If the database cannot be rebuilt, a separate event is generated. If you are seeing this error more than two times in seven days,
we recommend that you run Chkdsk on the volume that contains the database. Event ID: 2104

Volume E: is full or failing.
The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume E:. This failure can occur because the disk is full, the disk is failing, or a quota limit has been reached. Event ID: 2004


C:\Users\User>dfsrdiag backlog /RGName:domain.com\name\users /RFName:USERS /Smem:domain\server1 /RMem:domain\server2

Failed to execute GetOutboundBacklogFileCount method. Err: -2147217406 (0x80041002)
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Sahap Yuzer
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arnoldCommented:
The error set you posted point to an issue on the volume/DFSR database.

Did you during the transition adjust disk space.

There is a way to revover from the DB error I.e. Resetting it. Stopping dfsr

Have to locate the correct steps. Will post.
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arnoldCommented:
Here is ..
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/cfac369c-4b8d-49f6-affa-e79b02eae5d7/dfsr-database-restore-on-windows-server-2008?forum=winserverfiles

Search for recreating DFSr database.

Deals with disabling the replication connects. Deleting the entrieson the failed system. Re enabling the connections into ...........
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Sahap YuzerAuthor Commented:
Hi Arnold,
I already tried the steps in your link with no luck but I think those are the correct steps to re-create the db.

I created a support ticket with Microsoft and they were also unable to get it going. They think it's something to do with the pass-through disk DFSR is on. I ended up attaching a regular .vhdx disk and that one worked fine.

Thanks.
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