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DFS replication issue

    Question

  • We have DFS Servers 2012 R2 Source and DFS replication folder in site. Recently we got DFSR Error 6404 

    The DFS Replication service failed to replicate the replicated folder at local path D:\XXX because the local path is not the fully qualified path name of an existing, accessible local folder. 

    Additional Information:

    Replicated Folder Name: XXX

    Replicated Folder ID: 00FB7BD9-11B1-4279-B6BF-C38AB1719BAB

    Replication Group Name: ABC.com\EG\XXX

    Replication Group ID: 74D395E4-DBD9-4207-8A31-6C18A209E67F

    Member ID: 2153DA91-FEEC-4774-9B35-8B662C1D0DC3

    Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:02 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    To my knowledge, error event ID 6404 could be possibly caused by letter change of drive where the shared folder is located. So first I’d like to confirm that have we changed the drive letter recently (such as E: to D:)? If so, could you please recreate the replication group as a test and check if the issue persists?

    Meanwhile, it may take quite a period of time to finish the initial replication if we are replicating a large number of data. Therefore, please run the following command to check the status of initial replication and share the output with us:

    wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path DfsrReplicatedFolderInfo get ReplicationGroupName, ReplicatedFolderName, State 

    The state for each folder that has completed initial replication is 4. For all other folders that are still in the process of initial replication, the ‘State’ will be 2. All the values are listed below:

    0: Uninitialized

    1: Initialized

    2: Initial Sync

    3: Auto Recovery

    4: Normal

    5: In Error

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    • Proposed as answer by Todd Heron Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:28 AM
    • Edited by AlvwanModerator Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by kate_Admin Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:15 PM
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:10 PM
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All replies

  • Hi,

    To my knowledge, error event ID 6404 could be possibly caused by letter change of drive where the shared folder is located. So first I’d like to confirm that have we changed the drive letter recently (such as E: to D:)? If so, could you please recreate the replication group as a test and check if the issue persists?

    Meanwhile, it may take quite a period of time to finish the initial replication if we are replicating a large number of data. Therefore, please run the following command to check the status of initial replication and share the output with us:

    wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path DfsrReplicatedFolderInfo get ReplicationGroupName, ReplicatedFolderName, State 

    The state for each folder that has completed initial replication is 4. For all other folders that are still in the process of initial replication, the ‘State’ will be 2. All the values are listed below:

    0: Uninitialized

    1: Initialized

    2: Initial Sync

    3: Auto Recovery

    4: Normal

    5: In Error

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    • Proposed as answer by Todd Heron Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:28 AM
    • Edited by AlvwanModerator Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:50 AM
    • Marked as answer by kate_Admin Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:15 PM
    Saturday, April 29, 2017 2:10 PM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Alvwan.
    Sunday, April 30, 2017 2:16 PM