We just created our first Primary/Shadow volume copy in production. We are running OES2 on SLES10.1. I only have one question that I hope someone can answer. For some reason there are a lot of files showing up in the ._DUPLICATE_FILES directory on the shadow volume. Every time I rerun the policy with a change, another copy of the same file shows up in there with a .x number at the end. I understand the purpose of the directory, but why do the files show up multiple times and can I delete these files? I did verify that these files exist on the Primary volume. If they are duplicates of files that already exist, I'm assuming deleting will not hurt anything. Thanks!

Melissa Helgeson