Public Folder Replication and Recovery
Posted on 2009-06-30
Recently, I migrated from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007. Everything went smoothly, but then when I went to remove the legacy server, I wasn't able to delete the public folder store and stated there was still replicas present. I had already added the new Exchange 2007 server as a replica to each default and system public folder and removed the old server, so when I couldn't find any public folders with replication pointing to the old server, I looked elsewhere for answers and I tried the "move all replicas" option. This resolved my issue, however it conflicted (I did receive conflict messages) with the public folders I already had replicated over to the new Exchange server and took precedence with the items in each folder (I thought it would merge the items), so now I need to restore the items in each folder prior to my stupid move here -- ideally merge all items. I just setup my backups, so I do not have a full backup yet, but when I look at the public folder database's size, it appears to be intact. I've tried using pfdadmin with no luck becuse it doesn't consider the items deleted and only sees my current replica. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.