This is a discussion on W2K3-R2 Replication only starts replicating when restarting DFSser - XML SOAP ; Hi, I have several W2K3-R2 servers with DFSR enabled on them. Most of these servers do not have any problem with DFSR. On one server replication does not work like it should. I have already used dfsradmin en dfsrdiag to ...
I have several W2K3-R2 servers with DFSR enabled on them.
Most of these servers do not have any problem with DFSR.
On one server replication does not work like it should.
I have already used dfsradmin en dfsrdiag to diagnose the problem, but I am
not able to pinpoint the problem.
Whenever I copy one or more (small or big) files to a folder which is
configured to replicate 24/24 7/7 with full bandwidth, these files stay in
Backlog. After 45 minutes upto several hours the files start replicating to
the hub-server... We are using a traffic shaper at a central location (where
the hub-server is located) to ensure good dataflows. On both locations,
bandwidth is not consumed fully. 140 kbps is free for replication of those
What I could find when diagnosing are following things:
- Files are seen in backlog on both servers
- Inital replication has finished succesfully
- No errors can be found in the event viewer nor in the Replication
- RPC is working fine on both server (no errors on that either)
- When restarting DFSR Service on the hub server, replication starts for the
first session (all backlogged files are replicated fine). When copying a new
set of file, replication doesn't work anymore...
All Microsoft patches have been installed on both servers. DNS and WINS
resolution on both servers work fine. AD-replication is working fine. I have
tried to install a patch on DFSR which did not work.
One thing I should mention. The spoke server has been installed on the same
network segment as the hub server. Later it was moved to another segment and
has been used (for migration reasons) with 2 IP addresses. Now it only has
one IP address in the segment on the remote location and WINS, DNS and all
their site related configurations have been checked for false entries. (AD
sites, DNS Reverse lookup zones, WINS entries, DNS entries, ...)
Can anyone help me on this or has anyone experienced the same problems and
was able to solve them?