DFSR Event ID 2213 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We've been seeing a greatly increased number of 2213's over the last month. Fixing them each time isn't an issue, but I haven't been able to find a root cause of why it keeps happening in the first place. It's not limited just to one or two servers, either, and while some may happen after scheduled reboots, others happen in the middle of the day, outside of regular backup hours. Some are on physical servers, and some are on VM's.

    Does anyone have any troubleshooting ideas, or a list of all known causes of unexpected shutdowns? Something, anything I can use to try to track the causes down?

    Wednesday, February 4, 2015 4:51 PM


  • Hi,

    Sometimes, it is possible that the database and the file system get out of sync. Examples of such scenarios are abrupt power loss on the server or if the DFSR service was stopped abnormally for any reason. Another example is if the volume hosting a replicated folder loses its power, gets disconnected or is forced to dismount. These exception conditions result in unexpected shutdown of DFSR database, as any of these can cause inconsistencies between the database and the file system.

    For more detailed information about the DFSR dirty shutdown, you could refer to the article below:

    Understanding DFSR Dirty (Unexpected) Shutdown Recovery

    Best Regards,


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    • Proposed as answer by Mandy Ye Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:38 AM
    • Marked as answer by Mandy Ye Saturday, February 28, 2015 5:45 AM
    Monday, February 9, 2015 6:21 AM