moving public folders to new DAG DB RRS feed

  • Question

  • Not so much as a question, but just looking for validation on a planned move of Public Folders from one DB to another.

    Exchange 2013

    DAG group (3 servers) with 6 databases.

    Want to remove one of the databases & Public Folders is the only item left on the db.

    Run the following command to get Public Folder details:

    [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-PublicFolder -Recurse | select identity,MailboxOwnerId,@{name='Database';expression={(Get-mailbox $_.MailboxOwnerId -PublicFolder).Database}} | ft -AutoSize

    Identity                                           MailboxOwnerId                           Database

    --------                                             --------------                                      --------

    \                                                  acme.com/Users/acme Public Folders     DB007

    \Acme Schedule Calendar             acme.com/Users/acme Public Folders     DB007

    \Acme Accounting Calendar          acme.com/Users/acme Public Folders     DB007

    \Acme RoadRunner Spray             acme.com/Users/acme Public Folders     DB007

    \Acme TNT Box                             acme.com/Users/acme Public Folders     DB007


    Should the only command I need to issue to move the Public Folders to a new DB is:

    New-MoveRequest -Identity "acme Public Folders" -TargetDatabase "DB006"

    DB006 is going to be on the same server

    Anything else I need to worry about? 

    Cheers & thanks for your help!

    Monday, June 5, 2017 8:17 PM

All replies

  • Exchange 2013 doesn't have public folder databases.  You would have one or more public folder mailboxes in one or more mailbox databases.

    If "acme Public Folders" is the name of the public folder mailbox, then your syntax looks correct and there shouldn't be anything else to worry about.

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    • Proposed as answer by Allen_WangJF Tuesday, June 6, 2017 5:44 AM
    Monday, June 5, 2017 9:39 PM
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