Exchange 2010 to 2013 Upgrade - Do I need to move public folders?

I am migrating from Exchange 2010 to 2013.  We are not using Public Folders on 2010.  When I try to remove the public folder database from 2010 it tells me that I still have replicas.  I read throughh the guide on moving public folders from 2010 to 2013 and it looks like a pain.  Since we aren't using the PF on 2010, do I even need to migrate them to 2013?  2010 has the system public folders still (oab, schedule + free busy).

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No, you can remove them completely from Exchange 2010.

Read, under the section "Remove the last public folder database from an organization".

It's a fairly straight forward process and much simpler than migrating them Exchange 2013.

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Vijaya Babu SekarAssociate Ops ManagerCommented:
if you are planning to decommission the Exchange 2010 server. you should move to the Exchange 2013, that means just you can enabled the public folder replication. if no plan to decommission you carry on. but better. you can enabled the replication to exchange 2013 server also. because it would be useful in feature.\

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