About system public folders

Exchange 2007 SP3.
I migrated public folders to another server.
On my server "A" remains just system public folders that have replication.
Despite all the public folders are replicated to the server "B", the size of the public folder database server "A" continues to grow.

Are the system public folders issues that are involved?

How do I know the size of the system public folders?

How do I know what is in the database?
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Sudhir BidyeCommented:
What is the version of target server ?
Did you moved the public folder replica's to the other server?
Verify which is the originating server for public folders? If you have moved the replica's to other server it should be the originating server.

the other thing is if the replication is still there between the 2 servers then the contents from the new servers will get replicated to the old server and the database size should grow.
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
System Public Folders store data that is related to "Free/Busy", OAB's, and Organizational Forms. If you have migrated the public folders to another server you need to make sure that server A is no longer a part of the referral process.

Also reference the below link for additional details.

Make sure that All public folders have been moved to ServerB. You will also need to change the "Client Settings" on the mailbox database where Default Public Folder database is referred to. See screenshot below..
dgswinAuthor Commented:
The target version server is Exchange 2007.
Yes I moved the replica to the target server, the replica for the public folders is only on the target server now.

The original server "A" have no replication, jus the target server have replication:
The client settings is on the target server:
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Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
If your replica now resides only on ServerB and you no longer have replication to ServerA, disable the public folder database on server A and then remove it.

Disable the database for server A monitor it for a day, if you have no issues then remove it.

dgswinAuthor Commented:
Ok thank you?

Last question, I want to replicate juste 1 public folders and this sub-folders, what is the command powershell?

How do I know that replication is finished?
Will SzymkowskiSenior Solution ArchitectCommented:
In Exchange 2007 there is no native way to monitor public folder replica's. Public Folder replication does take time depending on the amount of public folder data you have.

How do I know that replication is finished?

I would just be cognizant  of your public folder hierarchy and ensure that add folder structures etc have been move accordingly. If you had these replicating for a couple of days then that should have been more then enough time.


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