DFS-R: The staging folder for the replicated folder should not require frequent cleanup

Updated: April 27, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2


File Services






DFS Replication cleaned up the staging folder for the replicated folder more than once in the last 24 hours. This can occur if the quota for the staging folder is too small.


Replication performance might decrease if DFS Replication needs to clean up the staging folder frequently.


Use DFS Management to increase the quota size of the staging folder for the replicated folder.

To increase the quota size of the staging folder, see Edit the Quota Size of the Staging Folder and Conflict and Deleted Folder (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=186944).


To manage a replicated folder, you must be a member of the Domain Admins group in the domain in which the replication group is configured, the creator of the replication group, or have been delegated permissions.