Exchange PF/System folders replication issue
Posted on 2009-04-14
Last month I did an Exchange migration from an old exchange 2003 box to a new exchange 2003. The old is a DC and so I wanted to get exchnage off it. All went fine thanks to the experts on here as it is my first migration. However, at the final hurdle I have an issue.
At the start of the migration I replicated the public folders and required system folders, seemed to go fine so I pressed ahead with the rest of migration. Mailboxes moved, SMTP moved, RUS etc. I left it as is for a few weeks then to make sure everything was ok. Was away working on a client site last week and came in today ready to start decommissioning the old box.
However today I notice that replication of the OAB isnt working and hasnt since the beginning of the migration. On the new server the last update received date is a month ago. This is the same for the public folders though we dont use them here. So it appears replication stopped during the migration and I am suspecting maybe it has to do with SAV or SMSME.
As a consequence of this Outloook this morning gives 0x8004010F which references the Microsoft Exchange offline address book. The OABs on the new server in ESM - Server - First admin group - public folder store - public folder instances has an age limit of 30 days and so would appear it was removed over the weekend, hence the outlook sync error as the OAB (all versions) on the new server is now empty.
So, I need to know how to monitoring the replication and what exactly to look for to nail down why the replication is failing. Need to get a good copy of the oab replicated over before decommissioning. I looked in message tracking and see the traffic being sent from serverold-IS to servernew-IS however I need some guidance on what specifiically I need to look for, I assume under diagnostic logging?