Solved

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

Posted on 2013-12-11
8
333 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-13
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.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:floyd197
  • 4
  • 4
8 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 39712957
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?
0
 

Author Comment

by:floyd197
ID: 39713728
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import into a new public folder in SBS 2011, but it is nearly a year out of date.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.
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 39713820
So that resolves the issue, or am I still missing something
0
Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

 

Author Comment

by:floyd197
ID: 39713851
Keep getting a lot of Outlook is retrieving data from the Microsoft exchange server.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Cris Hanna
ID: 39713873
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?
0
 

Author Comment

by:floyd197
ID: 39714152
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.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Cris Hanna earned 500 total points
ID: 39714376
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:floyd197
ID: 39716380
Yes think so. Thanks for the help.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Postgres Monitoring System

A PHP and Perl based system to collect and display usage statistics from PostgreSQL databases.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The problem of the system drive in SBS 2003 getting full continues to be an issue, even though SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 are both in the market place.  There are several solutions to this, including adding additional drive space or using third party uti…
Because virtualization becomes more and more common, and, with Microsoft Hyper-V included in Windows Server at no additional costs, and, most server hardware nowadays is more than capable of running a physical Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 or 201…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …

809 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question