Drive Corruption on DFS Root

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Hi.

 

The drive where one end of our DFS Namespaces exist has become corrupt.  We are unable to solve with chkdsk as the drive is too big and it never finishes.

I was planning on creating a new drive (everything is virtual) on the server and use robocopy with a /mir parameter to copy the data to the new location, stop DFS services, recreate the shares in the new location and then start DFS.

However, I have read that I shouldn't 'pre-seed' with a /mir - https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/storage/dfs-replication/preseed-dfsr-with-robocopy

Does that apply in my situation?? I'm not really pre-seeding the files, just copying the data to a new drive.  Do I need to worry about file hashing?

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