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DFS Replication failed to clean up old staging files

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  • Hi all,

    we have 2 Windows Server 2008 R2-Server in a DFS-R Replication group. In the health report we get the Warning that
    DFS Replication failed to clean up old staging files. Staging quota seems to be high enough. The warning message is 1 day old
    and was not seen in the last 24 hours.

    Question: how can we see exactly which files DFS-R could not clean?
    Is it allowed to delete the files in the staging directory manually?

    Thanks in advance,
    Horst

    Friday, October 07, 2011 9:01 AM

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  • Hi Horst,

    Staging folder will be cleared automatically when it arrive high watermark. Generally we do not need to manually clear the files, as the size will always between low - high watermark.

    The root cause could be that the staging folder is not large enough when the size of replication files are larger or close to the staging folder size. As files are waiting for replication, they are locked in staging folder and cannot be clean up.

    Here is an article which provided more information:

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/03/31/tuning-replication-performance-in-dfsr-especially-on-win2008-r2.aspx


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    Monday, October 10, 2011 8:35 AM
  • Hi,

    our staging folder quota seems to be high enough (50 gb),
    there is plenty of space on the volume.

    What i am looking for is a diagnostic tool which tells me:
    - how can we see exactly which files DFS-R could not clean?
    - which files were replicated in the replication time slot?
    - are the replicated directories in sync?

    Should be a command line tool which i can execute via scheduler
    (and integrate in our nagios monitoring solution).

    Thanks in advance,
    best regards,
    Horst

     

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 10:46 AM
  • This tool may help:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverfiles/thread/f8c77aee-e0cb-477b-bc91-eb5cc12476f6


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    • Marked as answer by Horst_Wirth Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:47 AM
    Monday, October 24, 2011 2:39 AM
  • Hi,

    this tool is great, helps a lot.

    Thank you for the info.

    Kind regards,
    Horst

    • Marked as answer by Horst_Wirth Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:47 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by Horst_Wirth Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:47 AM
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:47 AM