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Exchange 2003 - removing public folder replica RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I have a server that only holds Public Folder data that is to be retired.the hierarchy of Public Folders is huge. What is the best and least user affecting method of removing the "old" server from a PF replication perspective?

    Regards,

    fizzmo

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 2:27 PM

Answers

  • If the Data is Already Replicated over

    Dismount your 2003 and verify all the data is replicated successfully.

    You can use scripts to move replicas or use PFdavadmin - refer the below link

    http://careexchange.in/moving-public-folders-from-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, March 30, 2012 12:51 AM
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:14 PM
  • You can use Both.

    I love PFDAVadmin personally.

    Cause we could understand what we exactly do

    and to understand the happenings/

    =======

    Both the Servers are in the same administrative group or Different ?


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, March 30, 2012 12:51 AM
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:52 PM
  • Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the feedback. I am "Removing" the old server using ESM wizard and doing it folder by folder to avoid any unwanted traffic.

    Fizzmo

    • Marked as answer by Fizzmo Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:14 PM
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:56 AM

All replies

  • If the Data is Already Replicated over

    Dismount your 2003 and verify all the data is replicated successfully.

    You can use scripts to move replicas or use PFdavadmin - refer the below link

    http://careexchange.in/moving-public-folders-from-exchange-2003-to-exchange-2010/


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, March 30, 2012 12:51 AM
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:14 PM
  • Thanks, but at this time we are stuck on Exchange 2003 level. All users are pointed to the new London Exchange server for public folders, so I know all data has been replicated accross. At this stage I am thinking of either using the ESM wizard to "modify list of replicas | remove Server" OR us PFDAVAdmin. My issue is I have 3 days to do this and a huge PF structure, hence "whats the best approach.."

    Thanks

    Fizzmo

    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:48 PM
  • You can use Both.

    I love PFDAVadmin personally.

    Cause we could understand what we exactly do

    and to understand the happenings/

    =======

    Both the Servers are in the same administrative group or Different ?


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    • Marked as answer by Terence Yu Friday, March 30, 2012 12:51 AM
    Tuesday, March 27, 2012 3:52 PM


  • Hi

       I recommend ESM wizard. I don’t know how huge of your pf structure.

       PFdavadmin may be faster than ESM wizard.

      
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    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 2:22 AM
  • Hi,

    Satheshwaran - yes all server are in the same admin group.

    Terence - I am leaning toward ESM wizard as fool proof approach. The PF structure  is very large and 200GB in size, so my approach will be to do little bits at a time.

    Fizzmo

    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 11:41 AM
  • Please be carefull in Adding replicas

    Do not add replicas in one shot

    It will create a PF storm

    ===

    Add replicas for Folder by folder - Proceed slowly


    Satheshwaran Manoharan | Exchange 2003/2007/2010 | Blog:http://www.careexchange.in | Please mark it as an answer if it really helps you

    • Proposed as answer by Terence Yu Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:21 AM
    Wednesday, March 28, 2012 7:54 PM
  • Hi
       If you enjoy using pfdavadmin, please add it one by one.
       It will be very hard to troubleshoot if your add all replicas at same time.

    Terence Yu

    TechNet Community Support

    Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:24 AM
  • Hi Guys,

    Thanks for the feedback. I am "Removing" the old server using ESM wizard and doing it folder by folder to avoid any unwanted traffic.

    Fizzmo

    • Marked as answer by Fizzmo Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:14 PM
    Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:56 AM