I have one DFS replication group which consists of 2 servers (Server A and Server B) and both replicating the \Users folder and it is multipurpose mesh topology. I'm adding a new file server (Server C) as member into this existing replication group.
Prior adding the replication group, I have performed the following:
Pre-seed the folder using robocopy command: robocopy.exe \\ServerA\Users D:\Users /e /b /copyall /r:3 /w:3 /MT /xd DfsrPrivate /tee /log:c:\temp\pre-seedsvrA.log
Enable share for D:\Users folder in Server C
Added server C as target folder in DFS Namespace and disabled it
Added this server C into replication group and set primary member as Server A.
During the time that I'm doing step 2 to 4, our users are still using the file server and updating some of the files in Server A.
From the event log, I can see the log for initialization of replication was setting up. And after that, the initial replication was completed successfully but I can see few logs as below:
"The DFS Replication service detected that a file was changed on multiple servers. A conflict resolution algorithm was used to determine the winning file. The losing file was moved to the Conflict and Deleted folder. "
Is this a normal behavior that I can safely ignore it? Is it because of the files were updated in the source thus causing the content between Server A/B and C is not the same?