public folders replication problem
Posted on 2009-04-19
I am running two exchange 2000 servers, recently i built 3rd exchange 2003 server. And when i move one mailbox to this new exchange server i noticed that i could not access public folders from that mailbox which i moved to this new exhcange server. And this was probably because there was no public folders replica available on newly installed exchange 2003.
So I installed PFDAVAdmin on this exchange server (new) and tried to create PF replica on this server by going on each parent public folder showing under PFDAVadmin and added my new exchange server in the replica list. After i done this, next day i noticed that all my users complaining about email delay that there is a long delay in the email which any users sending to other users (internally) between all exchange servers. So i immediately thought that this is because i created replica last night and which is probably still going on in the background.
Also i noticed that my public folder store database on new exchagne 2003 server (pub1.edb) is getting bigger and bigger in size every second. And also there are lots of strange messages building up in my "message awaiting lookup queue" from Microsoft Public Folder and subject of these messages are "backfill request" and some message has no subject. So to get rid of this issue i dismounted the public store on my new exchange server and also stop public folder replication via right clicking on organisation, which temporaily resolved my problem as now my PF store databse size is not increasing any more and there is no delay in the email.
But now the problem is as soon as i mount my public folder store on the new exchange server, it again start doing the same thing. please tell me how can i resolve this issue permanently.
Many thanks in advance.