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IF initial replication is still in progress, and i robocopy NEW sets of data (to avoid un-ncessary replication of new data)
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IT Staff
2009-09-03 06:18:09 UTC
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What is the impact ?

Will DFRS gets confused ?
Dave Warren
2009-09-04 21:01:54 UTC
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Post by IT Staff
What is the impact ?
Will DFRS gets confused ?
Confused? No. Not exactly.

Once initial replication has started, new files added to either side
will get replicated once DFS-R finishes the initial sync.

If you try and help DFS-R by copying files manually, DFS-R will see new
files appearing on both sides and it will take even more time to compare
and sync the new files, then go through conflict resolution to resolve
the conflict you just created. Since the files are hopefully identical
there isn't much harm, but it will take more time.

There is nothing you can do to help DFS-R along once the initial
replication has started, you're best off just waiting and letting it go.

Watch your eventlog, raise the staging size areas if needed, especially
during the initial synchronization phase.
Marc K
2009-11-02 20:19:47 UTC
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Post by Dave Warren
If you try and help DFS-R by copying files manually, DFS-R will see new
files appearing on both sides and it will take even more time to compare
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Post by Dave Warren
the conflict you just created. Since the files are hopefully identical
there isn't much harm, but it will take more time.
I tried this once and there was harm. Even though the files were identical,
DFS-R did not like seeing a new file on the other side with the same name
and had the tendency to just remove it.

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