I started the migration of a server from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 on Tuesday evening. I used the following reference : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/sbs-2008-2003-migration%28WS.10%29.aspx
The language of the server is french, so I'm using the french version of the above document and will try to translate the more accurately possible the exchange terms (but be prepared for some differences).
The mailbox have successfully been moved. The new server has been configured to send and receive mail and is doing the job. Thinking that the move of the public folders was ok (not finished, but active), I do the following steps : suppress GP and scripts, migrate documents and user folders, install sql server (which I will need for LOB) and antivirus.
Now, Saturday morning, the public folder database has a size of ~10 GB on the source server, and ~3.8 GB on the destination server. It was something like 3.6 GB on Friday evening.
On the source server, at first when I was looking at the queue information (in Exchange management. First group of administration. Servers. SourceServer. Queue), there were a lot of activity in “SOURC_ESERVER – DEST_SERVER (Connector of routing group)”. Now there is no activity.
I tried to publish again by right click on public folder, then Move all replicas, but still no activity.
I activated loggin as in step2 of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/842273
and the only event I have on the source server is (translation !): Source: MSExchangeIS Public Store, Category: Message replication outgoing, Type: information, Id: 3017, Description: Type outgoing message 0x20, MessageId …
Is that normal ? Just incredibly slow, with that speed (400 KB / day) it will take 15 days to finish ...
Or should I begin to think restore of a backup of the source server, reinstall of the new server ...
Thanks for any idea