Did anyone performed Public folder migration from legacy to the cloud??? Please let me know

Posted on 2013-11-21
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
Did anyone performed Public folder migration from legacy to the cloud using Hybrid server? Please let me know.

Called Microsoft Public Folder Exchange online support, and all they told me is to follow this article. They don’t give you any answers except follow those steps. You can tell that those people have no experience and just reading the TechNet to you.

I have Exchange 2003 servers and replicated folders to Exchange 2010 SP3 Hybrid.
Did you migrate PF using PST method or running those scripts and what is your experience and what are possible issues? So, when you run those scripts, the public folders get synchronized and NOT moved? Do I have to worry about PF will disappear from onpremise or smth will go wrong after running those scripts??
What permission I need to have? I could not even import Public Folders from PST it would tell me access denied. So, what permission are required for both  scenarios?
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GreatVargas earned 500 total points
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I've done it already.

up until step 5 you will move the public folders to the cloud.
it moves all the content but the migration stays on hold. why? because you cannot access public folders on both versions. so you need to migrate all the users to 365, lock the public folders on premises so that no one writes on them during the finalization of the migration, and resume the migration (migrate the deltas). once it's done you set the migration as complete and users start to access the public folders in the cloud.
you do need to have all the replicas on 2010
the public folders get syncronized.. not moved..
the public folders will not be accessible on premises once the migration is complete, but because of an attribute (publicfoldermigrationcomplete:$true), and not because they are not there.. so you can roolback.
nothing goes wrong with the scripts.. the PF will still be on 2003/2010 and you can roolback.. in any case if you feel safer just backup the PF database on premises..
bottom line just follow the steps.. up until step 5 is just "copy paste" the pf into the cloud. step 6 blocks the PF on premises, step 8 unlocks the access to PF, done now in the cloud.

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