DFSR backlog

Jamie Sinclair 21 Reputation points

I have 6 DFS servers, (windows 2016, server core) one of the servers in a remote office has a large backlog which has not come down in about a week and keeps rising. When I run a report it appears to be stuck in auto recovery. I suspect the database is corrupt. Does anyone know if I a can get rid of the database on the affected server and it should eventually sync correctly with the other member servers? Will it compromise any of the data on the other healthy member servers?


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  1. Fan Fan 15,306 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    First of all , i would recommend you back up the database of the servers.
    Then , you may try to disable the corrupt one and observe whether there is a problem with the replication of other members ,after some time try to enable it again.
    Remember that : when a disabled member is enabled, the member must complete an initial replication of the replicated folder. Initial replication will cause about 1 KB of data to be transferred for each file or folder in the replicated folder, and any updated or new files present on the member will be moved to the DfsrPrivate\PreExisting folder on the member, and it will be replaced with authoritative files from another member.

    Best Regards,

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