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    I installed a new E2003 server and moved some mailboxes from the old E2003 server. I noticed that the public folders were not replicated.

    Does the replication happen automatically across both servers?

    Do I need to manually replicate from one server to the other?

    Any help would be appreciated.

  • #2
    Re: Public folders not replicating

    I would recommend having a read down this chain on the left:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...EXCHG.65).aspx

    It explains replication and how to set replicas etc.

    There is also a tool called PFDavAdmin from MS that might be worth a look at too.
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Public folders not replicating

      Replication does not occur automatically.
      If you haven't replicated the public and system folders I would suggest that you move the mailboxes back to the original server as there will be performance issues for them until that information has replicated across.

      Mailboxes are actually the last things that should be moved after introducing a new server. You need get the data replicating first and ensure that email is flowing correctly between the servers and out to the internet.

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      • #4
        Re: Public folders not replicating

        So the best practice when creating adding a new Exchange 2003 server in the environment is to replicate the public folders first and then move over the mailboxes?

        Is there anything I should check for before moving the mailboxes over?

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        • #5
          Re: Public folders not replicating

          Check that all the content has replicated before moving any mailboxes.
          When it comes to moving mailboxes the first mailbox that you move is your own and leave it at least 24 hours before you move any more. If you aren't confident that the server is going to allow you to work, then why should you inflict it on others?

          If this is a replacement server, not an additional server, then you should look at my migration guide: http://www.amset.info/exchange/migration.asp

          If it is an additional server then you need to look at the message routing carefully. Things you got away with on a single server deployment may cause you a problem with more than one server.

          Furthermore, if this is an additional server, what are your plans for OWA access?

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: Public folders not replicating

            I am noticing that all public folder are not fully replicating across both servers. These are mainly calendars. Is there any other way to speed up the replication process?

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            • #7
              Re: Public folders not replicating

              You can use the Send Content Now option on each folder to force content to go across. It can be a little slow - that is to be expected. However if content is going across then there is no problem, it is just being conservative. Replication takes place over SMTP, so problems in that area can cause issues - but it would affect all replication, not just some.

              Simon.
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              • #8
                Re: Public folders not replicating

                I noticed that the Microsoft Site Replication service on both servers are disabled. Should this service be enabled on both servers?

                Does the free/busy scheduling have to do something with replicating public folders.

                For some reason, I am unable to view the free/busy times of other users on the new and old server.
                Last edited by kizzle911; 30th July 2008, 23:41.

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                • #9
                  Re: Public folders not replicating

                  Free/busy information is held in a system folder, which is a special type of public folder. If that folder hasn't replicated then you wouldn't see the free/busy information.

                  Simon.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Public folders not replicating

                    And what about the Microsoft Site Replication service, should that be enabled?

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                    • #11
                      Re: Public folders not replicating

                      SRS is an Exchange 5.5 thing. Therefore if you don't have any Exchange 5.5 servers ignore it.

                      Simon.
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