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I have Exchange 2007 Server and want to import PST files

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files are arround 10 GB big. Each time procedure is breaking down after some GB with an error that Exchange server is busy. After that is public store down and can not be started. In Event viewer I have an NTFS error (defective file structure). After restarting, checkdisc deletes some index files. It is a new server with RAID 5. Raid is OK. With some other actions (lots of files copied I don´t have any problems). NTFS errors are only connected with import action. Both PST files are new. Exchange server 2007 has SP3 and Update Rollup 3
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by:Netflo
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I have a feeling this could be to do with the amount of RAM on your Exchange server and becoming exhausted of system resources.

Have you tried to import just one PST and keep an eye on resources, such as disk space and RAM. Typically an Exchange server will shut its services down if it is starved of disk space and resources.

Just to confirm your running the import NOT on the Exchange server and have followed the prerequisites on the following MS article:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb691363(EXCHG.80).aspx
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by:nera2001
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So little more explanation. I am importing from 1 PC with Outlook 2003 SP3. I am opening outlook wiith Admin mailbox and PST file like extra folder. Then I am marking 1 folder i PST file  and doing the right mouse key, say copy. Next step is to mark public folder and say paste. This is importing some GBs and after some time everything is braking down. Public folder are not startable any more. I must delete them and make new ones. Server is HP Proliant with 12 GB RAM. No users are connected at the time. I exported PST from the old server without any problems. Maybe I have somewhere 1 defective email but that should not completely crash public folder.
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by:Netflo
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Have you removed the default storage limits on the public folders if you're copying the files into the public folders?
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997859(EXCHG.80).aspx
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by:nera2001
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all storage limits are not set, all parameters in the TAB are not active. Does Exchange something
in the background (so like not configured then will be 10 MB or so)?
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Netflo earned 500 total points
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Do you want to try copying one folder to your mailbox first, then from your local mailbox to the public folder, as per the recommendation in the following link: http://www.markmmanning.com/blog/2007/11/how-to-easily-migrate-public-folders.html
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by:nera2001
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that I am doing now anyway and then we will see
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It is OK now. First import to mailbox and then from mailbox to public folder. I found in your document one line: "You can not import PST file in piblic folder". Interesting, I am doing that since 10 years without any problems on Windows 2003 servers. Thank you for your help.
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Your welcome, great to hear everything is working.
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