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Exchange 2007 Public Folder Question

Posted on 2009-05-03
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built new exchange server, migrated users, wanted to move public folders, did a replication, waited a week.
Today.. used MoveAllReplicas.PS1 -server ServerOLD -newserver SeverNEW

it errored out with msg about trailing/leading whitespaces, and also that one task list was corrupted.

Did not worry about those, but when I went into outlook found that my public folder contents are all gone, the folders are there but no contents, the public folder database on the primary server is still about the right size, but the new server is not the right size.

Any ideas how to get them back?
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by:Suraj
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This clearly indicates the replication was not successful. Before running moveallreplicas.ps1 script you should ensure the item counts on both the servers and then only perform the move all replicas.

To ensure the item counts in Exchange 2007 you can run get-publicfolderstatistics and compare the item count on the public folder store\public folder.

Then perform the move all replicas.

At this moment you can add the replica using the PFDAVAdmin back for the old server and wait for the replication to complete compare it and then perform the move all replicas.

Any further assistance need to let me know.

Thanks,
x-sam
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by:FITFSC
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Well... when I look at the properties of the public folders they so no data, so somewhat worried where my data is, hopefully it is still in the database on the first server, any idea how to find the data?
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If your exchange 2003 is live you can expand the public folders under Folders and then add the replica back for Exchange 2003 Public folder database in the replication tab for the property of Public Folder.

Alternately you can use the PFDAVAdmin to add the replica.

You can also use the exchange management shell script addreplicatoPFRecursive.ps1

AddReplicatoPFRecursive.ps1 TopPulblicFolder <\folder> -ServerToAdd <servername>

Here is the link to the article:

http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/06/25/445429.aspx

http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/tools/using-exchange-sever-2007-built-in-scripts-part1.html

Thanks,
x-sam
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by:FITFSC
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well this got ugly... work with Microsoft for about 10 hours...
all my orginial replicas disappeared somewhere after I used the movereplica.ps1. What was strange is that the folder structure was there, but no data.
we used PFDAVadmin greatly, extensively with no rsults..
what we did finally is move the public folder database from 1 server to another, glad for a recent backup
had to create a new profile for the users,
Wish I new what happen in the beginning, but hey if it working, I am glad.
since you did answer with the right tools, and were brave enough to help.
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