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Repair options that you can use to recover if you accidentally make an incorrect Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) member authoritative in a Windows Server 2003 R2 environment
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You may accidentally make an incorrect Distributed File System Replication (DFSR) member authoritative. This situation may occur in any of the following scenarios:
Some repair options that you can use to recover from this situation are described in the "More information" section.
Repair option 1If you back up the data regularly, you may be able to restore the data from the most recent backup.
Note If you restore data to a volume that hosts a DFSR content set by restoring the whole volume, all DFSR replicas will be synchronized in a nonauthoritative manner.
Repair option 2If you configured a replication member to replicate on an infrequent schedule, you may be able to restore data from a site on which the replication has not occurred. Then, you can use the Fence method of the DfsrReplicatedFolderInfo Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) class to reset the fence value of the replicated folder.
To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about the fence value, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb540026(VS.85).aspxFor more information about the Conflict and Deleted folders, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsServer/en/library/ac28a17f-a5ad-42f2-aa3c-d9150d0dbb151033.mspxFor more information about the PreExisting folder, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 957556 - Last Review: November 18, 2008 - Revision: 1.0