journal wrap error

Discussion in 'File Systems' started by Alan, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    has anybody done a restore of the sysvol folder using the burflags reg hack?
    does it work and what are the repercussions?
    Alan, Aug 16, 2006
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  2. I've done roughly a thousand, but I work here. :)

    It most definitely works (within PSS it used to be colloquially called the
    'Silver Bullet'). However, there are some huge ramifications to using D2/D4
    in anything but small environments that you should be aware of. A
    non-inclusive list of issues would be:

    - All data stored on non-authoritative DC's is moved to pre-existing and is
    effectively 'lost' without manual intervention.
    - Running a D2 twice before the first one completes means that that data
    that was in pre-existing is now permanently lost.
    - While SYSVOL's are being restored, those DC's will not advertise and
    cannot be logged into by normal users.
    - While SYSVOL's are being restored, group policy will not function on those
    - If you have more than 15 DC's, it is recommended that you do a staged
    restore - see article below
    - If you are using DFS with FRS in addition to SYSVOL on DC's, it's
    important to specifically D2/D4 the SYSVOl replica set - do not select the
    overall FRS system for D2/D4 as everything using FRS will restore (more on
    that in article below as well).
    - D2/D4 should be a last resort - we highly recommend using restored backups
    instead if at all possible or simply revolving the underlying issues leading
    you to this step.

    I highly recommend completely reviewing the following and pinging back here
    with any questions you have on it:


    Ned Pyle
    Microsoft Enterprise Platforms Support

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    Ned Pyle [MSFT], Aug 17, 2006
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