Public folder replication - some folders not moving

Hi,

I am migrating some public folders from one Exchange 2003 server to an Exchange 2007 server. I started this about 19 hours ago and almost everything has successfully moved. Looking at System Manager on the Exchange 2003 machine, there are some folders that haven't moved and the same folders have been there for about 14 hours now. The total size of them looks to be about 3MB too!

Is there anyway I can force them to move, or manually move them?
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Hilal1924Commented:
First thing first: When doing the replication from Exchange 2003 to 2007 server, disable the firewall (windows firewall). Then restart the sync, it happened to me a while back. And disablking the firewall fixed it for me.

Hilal
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Hilal1924Commented:
Also please ensure that replicas of those folder do exist on the new Exchange 2007 server. After replicas have been created you can move the content between Exchange 2003 and Exchange 2007.

This is a good artilce to follow:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/10/30/447339.aspx

Hilal
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Hilal,

Thanks for the advice. Replicas of these folders do exist on the Exchange 2007 store. As I say, almost all the folders are over there now. Do you think it's likely to be a firewall issue if most of the data has already moved?

Also, looking at what's left in Exchange 2003 public folder store, none of it is critical and I can happily lose it but I heard I may get errors if there are still folders in the 2003 store. Is there any way to just ignore the folders that have yet to move?
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Hilal1924Commented:

You can delete those folders from Exchange 2003 and also delete the replicas. But make sure that they do not have any content inside them.

This is from the article above. And it will help you with the replication. Most of the time you will need to run "Update Content" on the replicas to resync the content. The above mentioned article is very good, please go through it.

All should be fine after that.

Hilal


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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Hilal,

Thanks for the help. I've had a good read at that article and some other links I found. I noticed that, when running "Get-publicfolderstatistics", some folders said "the name property contains leading or trailing whitespace which must be removed...".

Based on this, I ran "get-publicfolder -identity "\" -Recurse -ResultSize Unlimited | Foreach { Set-publicfolder -Identity $_.Identity -Name $_.Name.Trim() }"

But when it got to the folders with the spaces it just said "the name property contains leading or trailing whitespace which must be removed..." again so I wasn't sure if it had worked. But then, when I ran Get-publicfolderstatistics again, I got no messages about whitespace so I assume it did work.

Thing is though, the other folders still won't move.

I also tried moving them using the shell with the command "MoveAllReplicas.ps1 -Server Server01 -NewServer Server02" This excuted with no errors, yet STILL they won't move.

Wherabouts is the "Update Content" you mentioned?

Cheers,

Zak
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Hilal1924Commented:
By update content I meant using the emc to go to the public folder tree, right click on the root of the folder tree and click.on update content.
Hilal
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi,

Sorry, still not sure where you mean. Do you mean the attached? I can't see any option to update content. Do my points above make any difference to the situation?
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Hilal1924Commented:
You will need to go to EMC ===> Toolbox ===> Public Folder Management Console ===> Public Folders (in New Window) ==> Select Folder in the righ hand Pane ==> Right and Selct Update Content.

I have attached an image for your reference.

From there you can update it..

Hilal
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi again,

Since Friday, some more of my items have moved. These one's moved by around 8pm (British time) on Friday but what was left then is still there now. :( I think the ones that moved are maybe due to leading/trailling 0's fix but I'm unsure about the remaining few. It's now ~600kb of folders left!

I tried the steps you described above, on the effected folders but it's made no difference. Still can't move the last few.

Anyone got any other suggestions?
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Hilal1924Commented:
Do you have any replication Schedule Configured on these folders (From exchange 2003 Side). Can you go to Exchange 2003 server, Go to the Public Folder on which the content is not moving, right click on the folder and click "resend content". Choose the date and try replicating the content again.
Then go to Public Folder Database and check the replication status.

Hilal
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi Hilal,

I couldn't see the option you were talking about. Do you mean "Resend Content" on the whole store?  Please see screenshots. If that is what you mean, I've tried this with no luck either.

Please let me know if you can think of anything else...Also, as you can probably see in the screenshot, there is very little still to move. Some of the folders actually show as '0 bytes'.

Cheers,

Zak
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Hi again,

I tried restarting the Exchange Information Store service which moved a lot of more of them. I restarted it once more, and I'm now down to 1 folder! Since I know there's nothing there I need, can I use the shell to delete it from the old server?
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zkayyalAuthor Commented:
Got them all at last. Thanks for your help.

Zak
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Hilal1924Commented:
Great Bro :) I am happy for you.

Hilal
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