DFS Replication not working

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I have configured DFS namespace and Replication on our Multisite Active directory Forest. I have total 3 Sites . Each sites has a name space called domain.com\Global share

Name space is hosted by 3 servers
\\DC1\Gloabal Share
\\DC2\Global Share
\\DC3\Global Share

Then I have a folder called Shared.

I have
DFS name space and Replication roles are installed on all 3 servers.

I have Creator and owner with full access, domain admin with Full permission, domain user had read and execute permission.

So now the problem is its not replicating and now I have a different sets of Files. I have checked time on all the servers and they are all same.

What am I mission.

Thanks for the help.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
DFS can be tricky a few questions

1. How big are the files you are replicating?
2. How big of a staging area did you allow?
3. Did you allow full bandwith for the replication or did you limit it?
4. Do you see events in the log that initial replication has begun?

5. Try running this command on one of the server

DFSRDIAG replicationstate /member:servername

This should show the files moving in and out of the servers

From within perfmon you can add the DFS replicated folder counters to see bytes in and out to let you know if files are transferring.
KmitraAuthor Commented:
Sorry for delayed reply

A.1 Files are from KBs to MBs. Its a shared folder amongst our sites.
A2. I have set the staging to be 8 GB
A3. Full Mesh has been configured.
A4. It used to work when I have created it. then it stopped. Topology has been verified successfully. Tested physical connectivity between servers. All good there.

The given command does show

  Active inbound connections: 0
  Updates received: 0

  Active outbound connections: 0
  Updates sent out: 0

Operation Succeeded

What else to look for ?

KmitraAuthor Commented:
I have only Event id: 2213 that showing the following

The DFS Replication service stopped replication on volume C:. This occurs when a DFSR JET database is not shut down cleanly and Auto Recovery is disabled. To resolve this issue, back up the files in the affected replicated folders, and then use the ResumeReplication WMI method to resume replication.
Additional Information:
Volume: C:
GUID: 5EF4D372-3105-11E3-93E8-806E6F6E6963
Recovery Steps
1. Back up the files in all replicated folders on the volume. Failure to do so may result in data loss due to unexpected conflict resolution during the recovery of the replicated folders.
2. To resume the replication for this volume, use the WMI method ResumeReplication of the DfsrVolumeConfig class. For example, from an elevated command prompt, type the following command:
wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrVolumeConfig where volumeGuid="5EF4D372-3105-11E3-93E8-806E6F6E6963" call ResumeReplication
For more information, see http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2663685.

Rest all DFS events are normal
KmitraAuthor Commented:
Found my own solution after digging through several posts. Eventually I came back to my own reply on (Kmitra2015-05-21 at 06:47:19ID: 40789520).

All I had to do is read that Event ID 2213.
It showed that the DFSR Jet database didn't shutdown properly. Yeah there was a power outage for 2 hrs.

So it tells you to backup what you have on that server (as in your DFS folder). For my case it was \\DC1\Shared.

So I made a copy of that folder and ran the command on CMD with admin rights which was exactly specified on EvenID 2213

"wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrVolumeConfig where volumeGuid="5EF4D372-3105-11E3-93E8-806E6F6E6963" call ResumeReplication "

Then I went to my DFS manager and went to the replication group in concern and disable that membership from DC1.

Re-enabled that membership in few seconds.

At that point I reopen all the shared drives


Created new files and folder and they showed up in all location almost instantly. Also tested the deletion which also got propagated immediately.

So Thanks Joseph and felt better to find my own solution.

Hope this will help several others.

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KmitraAuthor Commented:
I spent a lot of time and there wasn't much help on the topic. I was resolved it on my own.
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