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Public folder contents disappearing, one week after migration to Exch 2007

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Public folder contents are disappearing.  Contents cannot be seen in Outlook and when I run the get-publicfolderstats command, it confirm my horror that indeed the item counts are ZERO on almost all public folders!   Here's the background: 2 weeks ago we migrated from an SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 server with Exch. 2007.  During the migration I used the Exch replication to migrate the contents to the new Exch store on 2007.  I ran the get-publicfolderstats command before we decommissioned the old server, and all the counts matched a PST file COPY I made just as a backup.  Now, however a full week after we removed the old SBS server from the LAN, items are disappearing from most of the public folders!  Some of the public folders are not used a lot and I could reimport the SAFE PST copy, but others are active (contacts & calendar) for example. Why are these items magically disappearing and how do I get them back?
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I think you forgot to perform the move all replicas for the old server. And the public folder does not have a replica. Can you revert if you do have the replica available on the public folder in the replication tab?

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x-sam
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Hello X-Sam.  I do perform the move all replicas to the new server.  I even ran the get-publicfolderstats on the new Exch 2007 server when the 'old' server was off-line to literally check the counts in each folder against the original, and all WERE replicated at one point.  However, over a week or so later, the contents are disappearing  (still).
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It there any replica limit or limits been set on the public folder store?

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x-sam
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Sorry, but I don't know what you mean by replica limit or limits on public folder store?  Since mostly we have 1 server shops, we never have dealt with public folder replication, and our existing public folders were created when we installed the old SBS 2003 some 4+ years ago now.  Your additional detail is appreciated.
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Thanks for getting us pointed in the correct directions.
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