DFS-R: Staging Folder Cleanup Health Monitor

  • ID:  Microsoft.Windows.FileServer.DFSR.StagingCleanupFailureMonitor
  • Description:  This object monitors whether DFS Replication is successful in cleaning up (making additional space in) the staging folder for a replicated folder. If cleanup fails, this monitor creates a Warning alert.
  • 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: Staging Folder Cleanup Failed Medium Warning Yes

Run As Profiles

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Monitor Knowledgebase

Summary

This object monitors whether DFS Replication is successful in cleaning up (making additional space in) the staging folder for a replicated folder. If cleanup fails, this monitor creates a Warning alert. It does so by looking for the presence of DFS Replication Event 4206.

Causes

An unhealthy state of this monitor indicates that DFS Replication failed to clean up a staging folder. This can occur for the following reasons:

  • The staging folder quota is set too low for the amount of data being replicated.

  • The volume hosting the staging folder doesn’t have sufficient available disk space.

  • Another application or service (such as an antivirus application) is accessing files in the staging folder.

Resolutions

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.

Adjust quotas

If a quota (NTFS disk quota or File Server Resource Manager quota) is limiting the affected folder or volume, consider increasing the quota size. To adjust folders created with File Server Resource Manager, see Quota Management (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=187098). To adjust NTFS disk quotas, use the Fsutil quota command, as discussed in FSutil quota (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=187104).

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.

Verification

This monitor automatically resets to a healthy state when the issue is resolved.

External References
This monitor does not contain any external references.

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