Folders still visible in PF Instances on E2k3 after "move all replica's" to E2k7. Is is still safe to continue?
Posted on 2008-11-16
About to de-commission the old Exchange 2003 (sp 2) server. All mailboxes migrated no problem. All smarthosts now pointing at new 2007 (sp1) Exchange and mail going in and out ok. Public Folders last thing to migrate, so set up replica's which went ok and have then done a "Move all replica's" to the new 2007 Exchange. All the folders appear on the new PF management console in E2k7.
On the E2k3 esm there are still 10 folders in the PF Instances folders which will not dissappear. Have run the Move all replica's again and done so using the E2k7 cmdlet as well but they still will not dissappear. Checked all permissions on the folders and ensured they had an owner other than default (I read this elsewhere) but again they are still there.
Two questions please:
1. Any idea how to force them over (although they do appear to be on the E2k7)
2. If I am happy that the content is actually on the E2K7 server will there be any major repurcussion if I carry on with the migration and move the PF Folder hierarchy to the new server and delete RUS/decommission the old server. Will I be able to get rid of the PF database on the old server if these folders still appear in the PF Instances.