A DFSR scenario suggestion needed.
There was a Replication Group that mapped \\server1\sydney and \\server2\sydney. Someone deleted this Replication Group sometime back and now server2 has old data. I performed following steps to fix it:
1. Renamed DFSPrivate in server2 to DFSPrivate.old
2. I ran below ROBOCOPY in server1 to copy incremental difference from server1 to server2:
robocopy "D:\Data\sydney" "\\server2\sydney" /XO /V /TS /FP /TEE /E /ZB /L /R:1 /W:1 /MT:64 /xd DfsrPrivate /COPYALL /tee /LOG+:C:\logs\sydney.log
3. Recreated replication group.
Now, when I run below command to compare backlog, it keeps returning huge numbers, unexpected to my understanding.
dfsrdiag backlog /RMem:server1 /SMem:server2 /RGName:"Sydney" /RFName:Sydney
Am I doing it wrong? What's the right way to deal with this situation?
Thanks, much appreciated.
Using robocopy causes the same load on the network as DFSR sonthis step was notnreally needed.
You should have reconfigured the distribution group and point to server 1 as the primairy. This decides which server is the leading one looking datawise and will update/perge data on server 2.