Title: When running a scenario in offline mode, after copying over the files from Master to Replica, Security File Attributes errors are seen on Windows 2008?
During Offline Synchronization, the user is requested to copy the files from Master to Replica. This can be done in many ways, but if you copy the files from one Windows 2008 server to another Windows 2008 server, the ACL (Access Control List) is not kept intact during the transfer of files. The security attributes are lost which leads CA ARCserve RHA to report that the files differ, even though the files appear identical.
Checking the CA ARCserve RHA Report Manager for that particular scenario shows that the Security File Attributes are different.
The issue here is that either a regular copy command executed from the DOS prompt was issued or a share was opened up between Master and Replica through Windows Explorer and the files were dragged and dropped in that fashion. In Windows 2008, the File Security Attributes will be lost if data is copied either way.
To successfully copy the data from Master to Replica during an Offline Synchronization is to use robocopy which is standard in Windows 2008. This will not only copy the data, but it will preserve the ACL as well and CA ARCserve RHA will not report a difference in File Security Attributes.