Very slow DFSR update to audit permissions on files
Posted on 2016-10-25
DFSR is set up between two 2008R2 file servers.
It has been working properly and replications occur instantly during most types of file edits (edit, delete, create, etc.)
I recently set up auditing on one of the file servers and as a part of that have added an entry under the Advanced Security Auditing tab for the replicated folder.
I see the backlog shoot up as a result, which makes sense since these security changes need to be replicated to the other server.
However, it is taking a very long time to replicate.
For reference, in the last 10 minutes the backlog changed from 225,179 to 225,178.
It was actually higher than 225,179 for a moment as new entries were entered into the backlog from users working on files.
The size of the folder where these changes were made is:
175,000 files, 16,000 folders
Is it normal for a permissions change to take this long or is there something I should check with the DFSR.
These are what I already checked:
Increased staging area size, I am not receiving high watermark errors
No permission errors in the logs
Schedule is set to 24x7
Bandwidth is set to full
RDC is enabled