I recently migrated our exchange 2010 to 2013, all mailboxes moved and everything works fine.
i got few concerns related to public folders before i try that on my production servers.
on my Test Bed. i had following experience while trying to migrate public folders , followed some good online guides used PS1 scripts provided by microsoft to create excel sheet mapping files etc.
all went well according to MS article and we can access public folders on 2013.
but if I look at Exchange 2010 via public folders management console it still shows me all folders, not sure if its correct i thought they supposed to move to 2013 server during migration process, but looks like its kind of done copy all content to 2013 and kept folder in 2010 as well.
and due to that when i try to delete public folders database on 2010 server it tells me there are public folder replicas , move replicas to another server or delete public folders.
I tried using .\MoveAllReplicas.ps1 -Server Server01 -NewServer Server02 CMD to do that but it failed with below error
You must specify a value with the Replicas parameter.
+ CategoryInfo : InvalidOperation: (\NON_IPM_SUBTRE…YDIBOHF23SPDLT):PublicFolderIdParameter) , SetRep
+ FullyQualifiedErrorId : A21C6F7F
tried many online articles and googled a lot but couldn't get beyond above error.
at the end what i did is deleted all public folders that were showing on Exchange 2010 public folders management console.
now deleting these from there not deleted anything on 2013 so yea i can access all public folders from 2013 which are kind of copy of 2010 folders thats what i needed.
and as all folders deteled from 2010 , then i was able to delete public folders database on exchange 2010 and un-install exchange 2010.
above all was done on TEST BED, and i want to find out if above is fine or if anyone else had similar experience or any best guide to move public folders from 2010 to 2013 ,
just to ensure i dont mess up my production exchange servers.