If you’re designing a new DFS Replication topology for data collection of large files(10GB or more) from remote backups, during off hours. And if the DFSR replication schedule closes in the middle of one of these huge files, what’ll happen? Would the whole file restart replicating when the schedule reopened? As answer to this question, just do the following:
- Built two Windows Server 2008 DFSR servers as Hyper-V guests (differencing disks!). Configure DFSR debug logs to level 5 with: WMIC.EXE /nameSpace:\\Root\MicrosoftDfs=5 path DfsrMachineConfig set DebugLogSeverity=5
Configure a new Replication Group through DFS Management and change replication schedule to not replicate between 12PM and 1PM. Wait until around 11:45PM and then droppe in a 10GB VHD file, so it would be in the middle of replicating when the schedule closed. Replication would continue!