FRS-staging never empty?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Meier Rudolf, Jan 5, 2006.

  1. Meier Rudolf

    Meier Rudolf Guest


    I think it's not an error if the FRS-staging never get's empty (is this
    correct?) ... but... let's say I do want to "clean-up" my server and delete
    all the cached files ... can I somehow do this? Is there a tool that cleans
    up the ntfrs service??

    Meier Rudolf, Jan 5, 2006
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  2. We do not have a cleaning tool for staging areas.

    Since the service manages the staging area space via cleanup routine which
    is based on the quota you set, I suggest you just let staging be and let
    the service manage it.

    If space is a concern and the change rate low you can opt to make the
    staging area smaller.

    You can read about staging space and how it is used and managed in the
    following KB articles:
    329491: Configuring Correct Staging Area Space for Replica Sets
    272567: File Replication Service Improvements in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2

    Thank you,

    Dan Boldo
    Microsoft Branch Office PM
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    Dan Boldo [MSFT], Jan 5, 2006
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  3. To further reiterate Dan's comments, the staging area should never be
    cleaned up manually -- FRS must be the only application to create and
    delete staging files. Also, beware of reducing the staging area size
    too much. FRS will stop replication if it can't fit a file into its
    staging area, so staging areas that are set to be very small may cause
    a lot of problems.


    Please post FRS related questions to and prefix the subject line
    with "FRS:" to make it easier to spot. Note that FRS is used to
    replicate SYSVOL on domain controllers and DFS root and link targets.

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    Richard Chinn [MSFT], Jan 6, 2006
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