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  • Public folder migration - Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

    Hi All,

    I am in the process of doing a test migration from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011.

    At the moment I am on the stage to replicate public folder store from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011.
    • I have done "Move all replicas" on public folder store at SBS 2003 side of the stuff. It showed me moving all the public folder hierarchy nicely.
    • on SBS 2011, i`ve been issuing Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server <servername> from time to time and have been observing changes in itemcount. However, this carried on happening for just a little amount of time.
    • On Exchange 2003, I have set the replication bit "Always run", replication interval "5 mins" and Message size "524288" (.5 gb)
    • I have mirrored same settings on Exchange 2010 side of things.
    • In addition to that, I`ve got the replication priority set as "Urgent"
    • At Exchange 2010 , when I do Get-PublicFolder \ -Recurse, I do see all the public folders listed and their hierarchy.
    • Moreover, I enabled diagnostic and logging bit on both servers for Replication Errors, Replication Conflicts, Replication outgoing messages etc. In events logs I can see messages coming and going fine.

    Now well the problem is, I am not confident that replication is occurring at all. Its been 4 days now that servers are in this state, and there has not been any progress in item count when I do Get-PublicFolderStatistics -Server <servername>

    I am new to this and still learning. How can I check if the message flow between servers is going fine, or any other troubleshooting tips?

    Thanks all

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    Re: Public folder migration - Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

    Public Folder replication is very conservative, and it is not unknown for it to take a week or more. You can force things along on a per folder basis through ESM by using the Send Content Now command (right click on the folder to see that). As long as the numbers are going up, then replication is happening. It just doesn't happen very fast.

    Personally I don't use the Move All Replicas script because it moves everything and this can cause an issue with existing users. My usual method is to use add-replicatopfsrecursive (or whatever the script is called) and then once the content has moved, use the remove-replica version to remove it.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: Public folder migration - Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

      Hi, thanks for your reply.

      Seems like content replication isnt happening.

      I have verified hierarchy replication by creating a new folder on exchange 2003 and then verifying it has been replicated to exchange 2010. The folder didnt have any item in it, so it had 0 items in exchange 2010 end aswell.

      However, a whole bunch of other folders have items in them and they are just not replicating any content.

      I`ve verified basic smtp connectivity by telnetting from each server to the other one. however, replies to smtp messages werent successful.

      how can I troubleshoot this best?


      Thanks much

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      • #4
        Re: Public folder migration - Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010

        If you are not getting responses to SMTP then that will stop replication of the data. It is a clear sign of interference.
        Usual suspects are AV software that is scanning the SMTP port. Could also be restrictions on the Receive Connector, something changed on the receive connector to stop the connection being made.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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