Is there a way to monitor the DFSR backlog in a manner more efficient than using
I wrote a program that just slurps in the backlog count via
dfsrdiag.exe backlog /smem:alpha /rmem:beta /rgname:domain\namespace\foldername /rfname:foldername with five minute intervals. Each time it runs, it takes quite a while (between 2 to 5 minutes) to get the resulting value. That means that in the end, it runs for a few minutes to collect the info and then delays for five minutes. It feels like it is probably expensive in some fashion in order to get this info. It also returns the top 100 files in the backlog. I really only want the backlog count alone and don't care about the files themselves. This is being used to create historical graphs.
Info for these DFSR peers: Windows 2008 R2 on four servers, three distant offices connected via 50-100Mb Internet connections, 30 replication groups, several replication groups are very large in file total size (1-2TB each) though most are small (500MB-10GB).