The directory %2 required by the Microsoft Exchange Replication Service for %1 does not exist. Check the file system and its permissions.

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 2074
Source: MSExchangeRepl
Version: 8.0
Symbolic Name: NoDirectory
Message: The directory %2 required by the Microsoft Exchange Replication Service for %1 does not exist. Check the file system and its permissions.
   
Explanation

This Error event indicates that the Microsoft® Exchange Replication (MSExchangeRepl) service could not access the required directory for the source logs, the target logs, or the checkpoint file or could not access the targetsystemdirectory. The error may occur because of a permission issue on the directory, a hardware failure, or a configuration failure. For example, you may have configured the system to use a particular volume and then removed the volume that the configuration points to.

When this error occurs, replication for the given storage group goes into a failed state. As soon as the error is resolved, replication resumes.

   
User Action

To resolve the error, follow one or more of these steps:

  • Verify that the specified directory exists and can be accessed by checking that the directory permissions are set correctly.

  • Make sure that the storage is configured correctly for the storage group.

  • Make sure that the storage hardware is operating correctly.

For more troubleshooting help with the continuous replication feature, see the following topics:

If you are not already doing so, consider running the tools that Microsoft Exchange offers to help administrators analyze and troubleshoot their Exchange environment. These tools can help you make sure that your configuration is in line with Microsoft best practices. They can also help you identify and resolve performance issues, improve mail flow, and better manage disaster recovery scenarios. Go to the Toolbox node of the Exchange Management Console to run these tools now. For more information about these tools, see Toolbox in the Exchange Server 2007 Help.

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