DFS Expert: NedPyle
Primary member in a replication group – The primary member is only used during the initial synchronization period and used to resolve the conflicts. After this period, the primary member is removed.
DFS is not efficient to move data from a server to another server. It’s recommended to move the data first using robocopy and synchronize later the information using DFS.
Shows the primary member of a replication group:
dfsradmin Membership List /RGname:<replication group name> /attr:MemName,RFName,IsPrimary
Sets the primary member for a replication group
dfsradmin Membership Set /RGName:<replication group name> /RFName:<replicated folder name> /MemName:<computer name of the member you want to set> /IsPrimary:True
Shows the backlog of files pending to be send from one server to another
dfsrdiag backlog /rgname:"Group Name" /rfname:"folder name" /sendingmember:servername /receivingmember:servername