In this scenario we will see a new replication group and replicated folder created, where data has been pre-seeded (i.e. pre-staged) on both servers. This is a common scenario, where data has existed on a few servers and been kept in sync through other mechanisms than DFSR (such as
). It’s also often used when building new DFSR servers in a depot to save initial sync time before deploying the server to the field.
These are two Windows Server 2008 servers called 2008x86SRV10 and 2008x86SRV11 in the contoso.com domain. The logs are from 2008x86SRV10 where the file is created (upstream) and from 2008x86SRV11 where it is replicated (downstream). Both servers are participating in the SeededRG replication group for the PreseededRF replicated folder. The upstream server contains files ‘matched.dll’ (which has an identical file pre-seeded on the downstream) and ‘samenameonly.dll’ (which has the same name and path on the downstream but differs in its contents slightly). The downstream server also contains file ‘onlydownstream.dll’ which does not exist on the upstream and will be covered by pre-existing logic.