FRS weird behaviour

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by MS, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. MS

    MS Guest

    We have configured a DFS share between two servers and replicate hundreds of
    folders using FRS.

    We have observed a somewhat weird behaviour of late with FRS. When a new
    folder is added to SERVEr1, it gets synced to SERVER2 immediately. But if we
    delete a folder from SERVER1, it takes days to delete the same folder from
    SERVER2. I could see that there are many files in FRS staging area for days
    before becoming empty.

    One more interesting info is if I delete files from SERVER1, they also get
    deleted immediately from SERVER2.

    The problem is with directories only.

    What could be causing this?

    MS, Jul 16, 2004
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    Brian [MSFT] Guest

    Is it possible that users or applications have files open in the directory
    that needs to be deleted? In order to delete a directory, FRS needs to be
    able to delete the directory and all the content within it; when files are
    held open, FRS needs to retry the deletions until successful.

    Brian [MSFT]

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    Brian [MSFT], Jul 16, 2004
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    Karsudha Guest

    I tested this and this is not the case.
    For example, I have copied a new directory with hundreds of files and sub
    directories to SERVER1. With in minutes they got synced to SERVER2. If I
    delete files, even hundreds of files at a time from SEREVER1, they also got
    deleted from SEREVR2. Then I deleted the directory in SERVER1 but it is
    still existing in SERVER2. It might get deleted by tomorrow but why so delay
    when deleting the directories.


    Karsudha, Jul 20, 2004
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