This is a first part of 21-part series on using the DFSR debug logs to further your understanding of Distributed File System Replication, that covers: Logging Levels, Log Format, and GUID’s. DFSR writes circular log files in %systemroot%\debug that automatically compress with the GZ archive format. The debug logs can have varying levels of detail verbosity, to control how much or how little data you want written. It is also possible to control how many logs to maintain before overwriting the oldest ones, how many entries to store in each log, where the logs are stored, and whether or not logging should run. Under default log settings they should never occupy more than ~50MB of space on Windows Server 2003 R2 servers.