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Move public folder database to another mailbox database RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am decommissioning this DB1 database to regain white space.  All mailbox users have been migrated to another mailbox database. How do I get this public folder onto another mailbox database in my DAG?

    THANK YOU!!!!


    • Edited by Tabs1 Friday, June 19, 2015 5:44 PM
    Friday, June 19, 2015 5:42 PM

Answers

  • In Exchange 2010, which I assume you have since you've posted in an Exchange 2010 forum, public folders are in a public folder database, not a mailbox database.

    In Exchange 2013, public folders are in one or more public folder mailboxes in a mailbox database.  You can move public folder mailboxes to another mailbox database just like you can do with other mailboxes.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    • Marked as answer by Tabs1 Friday, June 19, 2015 7:23 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Tabs1 Friday, June 19, 2015 7:31 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:30 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2015 7:14 PM

All replies

  • In Exchange 2010, which I assume you have since you've posted in an Exchange 2010 forum, public folders are in a public folder database, not a mailbox database.

    In Exchange 2013, public folders are in one or more public folder mailboxes in a mailbox database.  You can move public folder mailboxes to another mailbox database just like you can do with other mailboxes.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."

    • Marked as answer by Tabs1 Friday, June 19, 2015 7:23 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Tabs1 Friday, June 19, 2015 7:31 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Tuesday, June 23, 2015 8:56 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Tuesday, June 30, 2015 2:30 AM
    Friday, June 19, 2015 7:14 PM
  • Good post from Ed, only thing to add is that IF not already set you should designate the PF being used for the new DB

    Search, Recover, & Extract Mailboxes, Folders, & Email Items from Offline Exchange Mailbox and Public Folder EDB's and Live Exchange Servers or Import/Migrate direct from Offline EDB to Any Production Exchange Server, even cross version i.e. 2003 --> 2007 --> 2010 --> 2013 with Lucid8's DigiScope

    Friday, June 19, 2015 8:09 PM