Is it possible to change the scheduled time for DFS replication between replication partners on Windows Server 2008?

We have a backup that runs hourly and interferes with the replication. I then get the event ID 5002 DFSR until the connection is retried and completed successfully.

I could change the scheduled backup times - but i am curious if I can change the replication schedule..

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Piece of cake. Open the DFS Management snap-in and add your replication group to the display if it's not already there. You can right-click on the group and there should be an option to Edit Replication Group Schedule.... Select that and you should be greeted with a dialog that looks like this:

Edit DFSR Schedule

You can click on individual cells or click and drag over a group of cells. Then, change the Bandwidth usage: drop down to No replication. Alternatively, you can click the Details button and edit the schedule using that interface as well.

Edit: I should also mention that you can set the schedule on a per-connection basis rather than globally for the whole replication group. When you have the group selected in the DFS Management snap-in, switch to the Connections tab and open the Properties dialog for any of the members. It should have a Schedule tab that is normally set to the group's schedule. But you can set it to a custom schedule that will only affect that connection.

  • That is what I was looking for - I guess I am not permitted to change the schedule for the Domain System Volume however as it is grayed out.
    – Jeff
    Jan 15, 2013 at 19:08
  • Ah yes. Domain replication is a special case with certain restrictions as you found out. Jan 15, 2013 at 21:41

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