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Exchange 2007 / 2010 / 2013 - Public folders in 2007 - can we import external 2013 public folders? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are mid migration from 2007 / 2010 to 2013. Our public folders reside in Exchange 2007. We have a need to impoart public folders from an external Exchange 2013 system ( 2013 public folders ) into our environment.
    - How can I go about getting hte 2013 PFs into 2007?
    - Is export the 2013 PF to PST and import from the PST into 2007 a viable solution? The best solutions?

    Tom.

    Monday, October 6, 2014 6:29 PM

Answers

  • Hi Tom,

    We can import and export the public folder by using PST file. But the PST file exporting and importing would take some times and there may be some data loss such as public folder permission and other configurations. Additionally, the Public folder design is changed in Exchange 2013. The content is stored in the Public folder mailbox in Exchange 2013 while the Exchange 2007 is using Public folder Database.

    Since you are in the migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013, the public folder migration is also one important step during the migration. Maybe we can complete the whole migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013. Then import or move the needed public folders from the external Exchange 2013 system to your new Exchange 2013 server.

    Regards,


    Winnie Liang
    TechNet Community Support



    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:14 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • With PFs PSTs are the easiest and sometimes the only way to go. Quick and easy.

    DJ Grijalva | MCITP: EMA 2007/2010 SPA 2010 | www.persistentcerebro.com

    Monday, October 6, 2014 6:50 PM
  • Hi Tom,

    We can import and export the public folder by using PST file. But the PST file exporting and importing would take some times and there may be some data loss such as public folder permission and other configurations. Additionally, the Public folder design is changed in Exchange 2013. The content is stored in the Public folder mailbox in Exchange 2013 while the Exchange 2007 is using Public folder Database.

    Since you are in the migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013, the public folder migration is also one important step during the migration. Maybe we can complete the whole migration from Exchange 2007 to Exchange 2013. Then import or move the needed public folders from the external Exchange 2013 system to your new Exchange 2013 server.

    Regards,


    Winnie Liang
    TechNet Community Support



    Tuesday, October 7, 2014 9:14 AM
    Moderator