Public Folder Migration from Exchange Server 2003 to SBS 2008/Exchange 2007
Posted on 2010-08-16
I am trying to avoid, if possible, doing a complete migration for a client of mine. They are a small office of only 7 people. They're running a Server 2003 Standard box for their DC/AD and a second Server 2003 Standard box with Exchange 2003. I'm thinking of just creating PST files of their mailboxes and then importing their mail via Outlook 2010 once the SBS 2008 server is setup. Migrating their data is also a fairly simple matter. Resetting permissions for 7 people is not a big deal. My real dilemma is their public folder store. It is nearly 60GB. I'm looking for a good way of getting that data back onto the SBS 2008 public folder store. They have BackupExec 12.5, but I'm not sure if a restore from a 2003 store to a 2007 store is even possible. Are there any workarounds... like third party software that will somehow create importable PST files from their gargantuan Public Folder store?