DFS-R: Staging Space Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.FileServer.DFSR.InsufficientStagingSpaceMonitor
  • Description:  This object monitors the space available for DFS Replication to use to stage files for replication, and creates a Warning alert if there is not enough space. Large files might not replicate until more space is available for replication, potentially causing the replicated folder to become out of sync.
  • Target:  Replicated Folder
  • Enabled:  Yes

Operational States

Name State Description
FirstEventRaised Warning  
SecondEventRaised Success  

Alert Details

Monitor State Message Priority Severity Auto Resolution
FirstEventRaised (Warning) DFS-R: Not Enough Space to Stage Files for Replication Medium Warning Yes

Run As Profiles

Name
Default

Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

This object monitors the space available for DFS Replication to use to stage files for replication. It does so by looking for DFS Replication Event 4208 in the DFS Replication event log. Large files might not replicate until more space is available for replication, potentially causing the replicated folder to become out of sync.

Causes

An unhealthy state of this monitor indicates that there is not sufficient space available to stage files for replication. This can happen for the following reasons:

  • There is not sufficient disk space available on the volume hosting the staging folder. Each replicated folder has its own staging folder, with a default quota size of 4,096 MB.

  • The staging folder for this replicated folder has exceeded the staging folder quota size.

  • The server is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1.

Resolutions

Increase available disk space

If the volume hosting the staging folder or debug log files is low on disk space, increase the available disk space on the volume, increase the size of the volume, or change the path of the staging folder to a volume with more available disk space.

To manually check the amount of available disk space, open a command prompt window and type the following command, where <servername> is the name of the server hosting the affected folder and <domain\user> is your user name:

WMIC /node: "<servername>" /user: <domain\user> volume list status.

After freeing up space, restart the DFS Replication service.

Wait for staging folder cleanup to complete

No action is required.

When the size of the staging folder reaches the staging folder quota limit, DFS Replication automatically attempts to clean up the staging folder by deleting old files. After the cleanup operation is complete, replication resumes.

Note: If this monitor frequently enters an unhealthy state, or to optimize performance, increase the staging folder quota.

Install Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2

If the server is running Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, install Service Pack 2.

Verification

This monitor resets to a healthy state when sufficient space is available for replication.

External References
This monitor does not contain any external references.

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