Why server is shawdow coping my shard folders

December 8, 2010 at 13:20:16
Specs: Windows server2003
We are running Server 2003 with 25 users. All users have a folder under the "everyone" folder.

To increase storage space, we installed a second 1tb hard drive. (F:) The other day, they called me stating that here latley there is a lot of lag time when saving their files.

After examination, I found that the server is shadow copying the "Everyone" folder to the new hard drive.

However, when I check "Shadow Copying" for the drives or the shares, it show that it is disabled. However, after testing by creating a new file called "Shadow_Test.TXT", saved to a users file on c:/everyone/username, it also immediately shows up on f:/everyone/username.

How can this be, and how can I correct it.

What I would like to see is, all uses save to f:/everyone/username and keep files from being added to the c:drive at all.


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#1
December 8, 2010 at 14:36:14
That does not sound like shadow copy but FRS [file replication service]

Are you using DFS?

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#2
December 8, 2010 at 15:08:59
No, not that I'm aware of.

This is a very small office with only 1 server and no WAN clients.


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December 8, 2010 at 16:09:21
not sure what you mean by wan clients

go to a cmd prompt
type net use >test.txt and hit enter
then type edit test.txt
select all and paste here for review

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#4
December 9, 2010 at 15:30:40
DFS is a Technology that helps administrators group shared folders located on different servers and present them to users as a virtual tree of folders. Also it is used as a multimaster replication engine that is optimized for WAN environments.

Hence, we only have 1 server and do not have anyone connecting to the server via internet. All clients are local.

I will be back on site this Friday. I will get the test.txt, and post it here.

Thanks again for your help


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December 13, 2010 at 12:25:21
You forgot to copy this from the same site which you can do on the same server.

"If you are using Windows Server 2003 R2 and want to keep folders synchronized, we recommend using DFS Replication instead of FRS."

I take it from the lack of followup you were able to determine you did your drive mappings incorrectly which was why you were seeing what you were seeing.

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December 13, 2010 at 17:05:42
Actually.... It came straight from my text book. LOL

Did not make it back on Friday. Was there today, to only find the server in worse condition that it was in when I left Tuesday. (So I Thought) File save latency is just way too long. Also their comcast cable modem had crapped out to a 512k download, and the external 1T HDD would not connect.

Now it gets better.

To find out the true untold story, 1 1/2 weeks ago, they had someone come in and work on their Office Music System. (That is housed in the same closet as the server).

While working on things, he apparently unpluged the server directly from the wall. Once one of the employees realized they could not connect to the server, they realized, and pluged the server back in. After several ERROR messages, they were able to get the serve to boot.

This tech went back to work when he then, shorted out the elecrical plug and blew the whole curcuit out!! He then Quietly cleaned his area, flipped the curuit breaker back on, and told them he needed to go get some parts.

None the less, they have never seen him again.

So...... I've got a lot of crap to fix. If I can't figure it out, I will be back.

I appreciate all your help, and I feel it's either DFS or FRS.

Thanks again.


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#7
December 14, 2010 at 08:34:44
OMG! Good thing the server didn't get shorted out. Run chkdsk /f from a cmd prompt, answer yes to the question, then reboot so it runs. Do they have tested as good backups?

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