Exchange 2010 to Exchange 2010 Public Folder migration issues

I am trying to move my public folders from one Exchange 2010 server to another. I have tried all of the ps1 commands, and I have also setup replication through the public folder management tool in the tool box, but it still is not showing up on the new server.

The old server is dying and probably not even working properly which is why none of the pubic folders are moving over. I was able to dismount and get a copy of the edb/log files. What can I do to get these public folders moved over? They are heavily used by the client and I need this resolved asap!
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Replication traffic goes over SMTP. CHeck that nothing is blocking the traffic and that you have the correct public folder database values on the mailbox databases.

Do you have both servers listed as replicas at the moment?
If so then you can force the public folder content to replicate:

Get-publicfolder –identity "\" –recurse | update-publicfolder –server servername

(where servername is the source).

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MetaltreeAuthor Commented:
No traffic is being blocked. All limits on both PF DBs are identical.

[PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-publicfolder -identity "\" -recurse | update-publicfolder -server MailSrv
Server 'MailSrv' doesn't have a replica of public folder '\NON_IPM_SUBTREE\IPM_SUBTREE'. Public folder content can
 be synchronized only from a server that has a replica of that public folder.
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidOperation: (:) [Update-PublicFolder], TaskInvalidOperationException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : ABF333C0,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.MapiTasks.UpdatePublicFolder
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Was that the only error that you recieved?
Are both servers still listed as replicas on the properties of the public folders?

Do you see the public folder content in the queues or in message tracking?

Check the replication schedule is set to Always.

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MetaltreeAuthor Commented:
Are both servers still listed as replicas on the properties of the public folders?
How can I check?

Do you see the public folder content in the queues or in message tracking?
No


I'd still like to get this resolved, HOWEVER I realized its just some shared contacts in the PFs, so I exported them to PST and I can simply import them to public folders on the new server via the outlook client. So the pressure is off...

However, I would really like to get the other server to uninstall gracefully.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Right click on the public folder in Public Folder Management Console and choose Properties. On the replica tab you will see the servers it is replicating to. BOth servers should be listed.

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MetaltreeAuthor Commented:
If I connect to the old server, the original public folders are listed. And if I check the replication tab, both servers are listed.

However, from the new server I do not see any of that information.
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
You will not see it until the hierarchy is replicated across.
Is the replication schedule set to always?

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MetaltreeAuthor Commented:
Yes
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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
What does get-publicfolderstatistics show on the new server?

Public Folder replication is usually stopped by something scanning SMTP traffic - AV software for example, so ensure the correct exclusions are in place.

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