Swapped hard drives on email server and used the swing over method. mailboxes went ok, but public folders weren't syncing and after reading/searching I saw that it can sometimes take weeks, so minutes / hours wasn't happening.
if I knew it would take long, I would have started earlier with moving the stuff over, but we needed to get the new drives in already so I went ahead with the new install. I'm going to move the mailboxes back, but does anyone have any tips as far as restoring public folders / OAB? the server name is different with the new install
Hopefully sembee will pitch in as he's helped with most of my email woos