How to check backlog without full diag report?

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Ryan, Apr 17, 2006.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    With the old ntFRS, we could use Sonar to basically ask each replication
    member how many backlogged files there were to be replicated. Essentially
    what this enabled us to do was add some files to the master replication
    volume and monitor when those files were "done" being replicated to all of
    the partners without having to manually check the filesystem on each server
    to make sure the files made it.

    Is there any way using the new DFS Replication to do this same sort of
    manual check? Or is the full blown diagnostic report through the DFS
    Management snap-in the only resource we have so far to monitor the status of
    replication?
     
    Ryan, Apr 17, 2006
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  2. You can use the dfsrdiag command with the backlog parameter. This will show
    you the backlog between a sending and receiving member.
     
    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Apr 17, 2006
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  3. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Excellent. Do I assume correctly that the dfsrdiag utility queries the
    backlog status via WMI on each system? If so, does anyone happen to know
    where in WMI I should look if I want to write my own utility for querying the
    backlog status?

    Thanks again,
    Ryan
     
    Ryan, Apr 17, 2006
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  4. I believe your assumption is correct. You can find out about the DFSR WMI
    provider in the following link:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...istributed_file_system_replication__dfsr_.asp

    And you probably already know about Scriptomatic, but in case you don't,
    here is a link:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...42-648b-4119-b7eb-783b0f7d1178&DisplayLang=en

    I'm told this is an easy tool for generating DFSR scripts.

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    Jill Zoeller [MSFT], Apr 17, 2006
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  5. Ryan

    Ryan Guest

    Perfect. Thank you very much.
     
    Ryan, Apr 18, 2006
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