Storage Tip: How to check if the initial replication was completed successfully

Storage Tip: How to check if the initial replication was completed successfully

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There are a couple of ways to check the progress of initial replication. You can either use the Event Viewer snap-in or WMI to check whether your replicated folders have finished initial replication.

Event Viewer:

A separate event (4104) is thrown for each replicated folder on each downstream partner. For example, if there are three downstream partners with four replicated folders each then a total of 12 events will be thrown on all downstream partners.

Open the Event Viewer snap-in on the server, navigate to the DFSR event log, and then check the 4104 events for your replicated folders.

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WMI:

You can also check the status of initial replication by running the following command on the downstream machine. This is especially handy if the event log has been cleared.

C:\dfsr>Wmic /namespace:\\root\microsoftdfs path dfsrreplicatedfolderinfo get replicationgroupname,replicatedfoldername,state
ReplicatedFolderName  ReplicationGroupName  State
DATA                  Test-RG               4

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.

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