Public Folder Replication between two Exchange 2003 servers.

Posted on 2005-04-28
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I am in the process of migrating our 2003 Exchange server to a new server using this KB article to guide me through:

My questions comes to Public Folder replication. A friend said that MS suggests giving 48 hours. He says he waits a week just to be safe. When I check the details on all the Folders, I have the status of 'In sync' for the new server but 'last modified' on some of the folders on the original server. I would have thought that if the new server says it is sync'd then I would be OK to go ahead and rehome everything and decomission the old server. Any thoughts on this or suggestions? The reason I ask is that management wants to get rid of the old server as fast as possible and is pushing me. I'm sure you all know how that is.
Question by:kevinlw1974
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    Accepted Solution

    Go ahead and rehome.  When you remove a replica from a server it will not completely delete until it is sure that the other replicas are up to date.  I would say that once you're finished, shut the other server off and run for a week before deleting it just to make sure everything is ok.

    Author Comment

    Thanks a lot...worked well.

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