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Exchange 2010 Public Folder replication to a second datacenter

I have a Public Folder database DB_Public which originally resides on MBX1 and is replicating to MBX2. Both of these servers are Exchange 2007 and will be decommissioned soon. I have Exchange 2010 in two datacenters. In the primary datacenter I created a Public folder database in 2010MBX1 called “PF” and replicated all content from DB_Public. Up to here everything is fine. The problem is that now I’m trying to add another server 2010MBX5 from the second datacenter to replicate the Public folder database. I’m using the cmdlet below.

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Scripts>.\AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 -Server "2010MBX1" -TopPublicFolder "\" -ServerToAdd "2010MBX5"  

In power shell it looks like it worked but nothing happens. Also on server “2010MBX5” I want to put the database on C:\Databases and the logs on C:\Log Files. Can someone please help.

Also once I have both Public Folder replicas working on Exchange 2010 and decommission the Exchange 2007 server. I’m going to have any problems? Is there anything I need to do to avoid any issues in regards to public folders?  
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AkhaterCommented:
what do you mean by nothing happens ? go to the other server and run get-publicfolderstatistic what is the result ?
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CoyoteEsAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for your suggesting. I run the Get-PublicFolderStatistics cmlet on the 2010MBX5 server and I get a list of the public folders, but I don't see a database or log files anywhere.
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CoyoteEsAuthor Commented:
Akhater I just run this cmlet Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server 2010MBX5 | Format-List and I get an error saying "Cannot complete the operation because there isn't an available public folder database on server '2010MBX5'"
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AkhaterCommented:
I take it 2010mbx5 is the new exchange 2010 server?

Did u create a pf database on that setver?

If you open emc > serverconfig > mailbox and select this server which dbs are hosted on it?
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CoyoteEsAuthor Commented:
That is correct 2010mbx5 is the new server I'm trying to create a replica of the PF database. I try to create a database named "PF" which is what I named the replica on 2010mbx2 server but it said that it couldn't create it because there were other db with that name. I thought about creating it with a diffeent name, but how can I make sure it will replicate he exact same contect from 2010mbx2 and continuously replicate from this server?
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AkhaterCommented:
You have to create a db with a different name they cant have the same name
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CoyoteEsAuthor Commented:
I have created the empty database "PF2" on 2010mbx5 now how can I make sure all the content from the "PF" gets replicated to it?
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AkhaterCommented:
1) you run

.\AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 -Server "2010MBX1" -TopPublicFolder "\" -ServerToAdd "2010MBX5"  


.\AddReplicaToPFRecursive.ps1 -Server "2010MBX1" -TopPublicFolder "\non_ipm_subtree" -ServerToAdd "2010MBX5"  

2) after  a moment you run  Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server 2010MBX5  and you see objects there
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CoyoteEsAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much. I have run the cmdlets above and it seems to be working. Now my concern is Once I shutdown the two exchange 2007 servers am I going to have any problems with the public folders especially the offline address book. I didn't set up the CAS servers but the person that did said he configure the "Enable Web-Based Distribution" How do I know what are the Outlook clients using to update the OAB, Public Folder or Web-based distribution?  
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AkhaterCommented:
"Thank you so much."
You are welcome

"I have run the cmdlets above and it seems to be working."
Great!


"Now my concern is Once I shutdown the two exchange 2007 servers am I going to have any problems with the public folders especially the offline address book."

If you have moved all the mailboxes to 2010 and you have configured the mailbox database properties to use the 2010 PF and moved all PF to 2010 servers then you shouldn't have any issue decommissioning the 2007


"I didn't set up the CAS servers but the person that did said he configure the "Enable Web-Based Distribution" How do I know what are the Outlook clients using to update the OAB, Public Folder or Web-based distribution?  "


Outlook pre 2007 will use the public folders, Outlook 2007/2010 will use the web
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CoyoteEsAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much for your patience. You have been such great help!
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AkhaterCommented:
you are most welcome , glad I was of help
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