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Problems With Backup/Transfer with Public folder in Small Business Sever 2000

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About a month ago the server running SBS 2000 crashed. I managed to hang the drive
on a spare pc, take a system image, hang just 1 drive - it was originally raid1onto new
hardware along with the raid controller, run a repair and get the system to start.

I could do with a backup of the public folder that is used to schedule deliveries.
If you open Outlook 2000 on the server, you can access the folder and everything is
there, but when you try and export it, after a short time you get the hour glass and sometimes it locks up, which it was actually doing before the crash.


I am struggling with how to get a copy of the data for use elsewhere.

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by:Cris Hanna
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Can you copy the data from there to a standard mailbox?
What are you're plans for getting off this completely unsupported version of SBS?
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by:floyd197
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I do have a dump of the PST that does work, and I have done a test run and it does
import into a new public folder in SBS 2011, but it is nearly a year out of date.

I have a workstation that is setup to connect to the old server. I created a new
folder in Outlook 2000 folder and copied the public folder to that. The Exported the

pst to the desktop successfully.
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So that resolves the issue, or am I still missing something
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by:floyd197
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Keep getting a lot of Outlook is retrieving data from the Microsoft exchange server.

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by:Cris Hanna
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From Exchange 2000?  I was under the impression that you already have a sbs 2011 server up and running.  You just needed to get the contents of the one public folder and you've got that, correct?
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by:floyd197
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Sorry separate issue. Yes
Again on the same test workstation I was importing messages from OE to outlook
(again 2000) so then I could export to pst and then import into outlook 2013. But I am
having trouble with it hanging and the retrieving message.

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Cris Hanna earned 500 total points
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I don't know that that there is much of a solution except let it go.   You're limited by memory on the server...don't know what you're using for hardware.   The workstation is probably more powerful than the server and the server is taking time to respond.
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Yes think so. Thanks for the help.
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