Public folder migration sbs2008

virando
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Hi,

I am currently running an sbs2003 - 2008 migration. I am currently replicating the public folders. I started the process last night and all seemed well. This morning I noticed that after about 9 hours of replication, the server-server routing connector in the queue has a state of 'retry'. There are now 85,000 messages queued up. Every 10 minutes it trys to connect but keeps the retry status.

When checking the destination server, the public folder edb is 22gb big so I know it has been working at some point. The size has not increased in over 2 hours though.

The original public folder was approx 45gb big.

I wanted to check here first before trying a restart of the servers incasr this can screw things up.

Thanks in advance,
Daniel
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Commented:
virando
Are you getting any errors in event log ?
under

eventvwr\application

do let us know

thanks
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Commented:
I am sending you these pointers without knowing the event ID's being generated. Let me know if this helps.

Go to E2007 EMShell on sBS 2008
type this

Get-PublicFolderStatisics

part-1
http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/01/17/417611.aspx

part-2
http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/01/19/417737.aspx

part-3
http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2006/01/23/417974.aspx

Also checkout this tool, if you havent done that already

PowerGui
http://powergui.org/entry.jspa?externalID=771&categoryID=21

what it can do >
http://dmitrysotnikov.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/exchangepowerpack.png

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Commented:
Hi, thanks for your reply.

It seems that the queue has started again but is running incredibly slow. The whole server has also slowed down. As I am looged in remotely it is painfully slow to check anything. I am getting the following a lot in event viewer.


Log Name:      Application
Source:        MSExchange Extensibility
Date:          7/3/2010 10:17:07 AM
Event ID:      1050
Task Category: MExRuntime
Level:         Warning
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      
Description:
The execution time of agent 'Journaling Agent' exceeded 300000 (milliseconds) while handling event 'OnRoutedMessage'. This is an unusual amount of time for an agent to process a single event. However, Transport will continue processing this message.
Event Xml:
<Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
  <System>
    <Provider Name="MSExchange Extensibility" />
    <EventID Qualifiers="32772">1050</EventID>
    <Level>3</Level>
    <Task>1</Task>
    <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
    <TimeCreated SystemTime="2010-07-02T22:17:07.000Z" />
    <EventRecordID>14575</EventRecordID>
    <Channel>Application</Channel>
    <Computer></Computer>
    <Security />
  </System>
  <EventData>
    <Data>Journaling Agent</Data>
    <Data>300000</Data>
    <Data>OnRoutedMessage</Data>
  </EventData>
</Event>
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Top Expert 2010

Commented:
what type of journalling solution do you have ?
are you using a journaling mailbox - or using some third party solution ?

thanks

Author

Commented:
Hi, I wasn't aware of us using any. Not using any third party ones. The fact that the server has become incredibly slow, is this normal during replication?

Moving user mailboxes is so straight forward. A shame public folders are so nasty. Sending mail through the routing connector seems strange.
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
are you using anything from sunbelt software ?

you might have to check in 2003 server.
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
did you stop antivirus / antispam solution before starting the migration ?
what av are you using ?

Author

Commented:
Using symantec antivirus with mail security. I disabled the mail security. I can remove it completely but didn't know if restarting the server would cause problems. If the server restarts, will the replication continue automatically?
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
Can you download powergui from wwwmpowergui.org on 2003 server and check replication status

Powergui gives you an option to suspend and resume replication

Let me know if that works

Author

Commented:
Ok will do, sorry for the delay in replying, have the kids this afternoon :)
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Author

Commented:
I have downloaded the powergui program. I stopped and started replication and so far 44gb has moved. Looks to all be ok. Going to bed now and will check progress in the morning.

Thanks for the help given.
Top Expert 2010

Commented:
hey...
you tipped the waiter before you finished the meal :-) ?

Let me know if you finished moving the entire public folder.

Author

Commented:
Hi, checking this morning, most of the public folders have now moved. There are still about 50 folders sitting in the public folder instances on the old server. Hopefully they will clear over the next day. If not I can always manually export those folders and delete them.

Author

Commented:
Hi, so the replication appears to have finished yet there are still folders in the public folder instances that I need to clear to remove the old exchange server. Should I re run, 'move all replicas' ? A lot of the folders show 0 byte size.

Thanks for all the help.

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