Managing Public Folder Replication
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-09-24
This topic lists the management tasks you can perform for public folder replication including links to topics that can help you complete these tasks.
This topic lists the management tasks that you can perform for public folder replication, and includes links to topics that will help you complete the tasks:
- How to Update Public Folders
Perform this procedure to synchronize the content of the specified public folder from one server to the other servers that are configured as replicas for the public folder. This procedure is helpful in situations where the public folder content on one server is different from the content on other replica servers.
- How to Update a Public Folder Hierarchy
Perform this procedure to synchronize the public folder hierarchy from one server to the other servers on which public folder replicas exist. This procedure is helpful in cases where the public folder hierarchy on one server is different from the public folder hierarchy on other servers in your organization.
Note: Updating the public folder hierarchy only initiates the replication process. The replication process may continue to run for several hours until it is complete. For more information about the replication process, see Understanding Public Folder Replication.
If you experience a configuration error pertaining to the replication of the public folder hierarchy, you must suspend the replication of public folder content and correct the error. You can resume the replication of public folder content after you have fixed the error, and then let the change replicate throughout the public folder hierarchy. The following topics provide instructions for suspending and resuming public folder content replication:
- How to Set the Replication Schedule for a Public Folder Database
Perform this procedure to set the replication schedule for a public folder database.
After you determine which public folders you want to replicate and the databases on which they will be replicated, you can set the replication schedule for the public folder database. By default, public folder replication is scheduled to run every 15 minutes. You can select precanned replication intervals, or you can create a custom schedule.
- How to Configure Public Folder Replication
Perform this procedure to configure replication and to set the public folder replication schedule for a specific public folder.
- How to Set the Size Limit for Public Folder Replication Messages
Perform this procedure to set the size limit for the public folder replication message.
When you modify a public folder or its contents, the database that contains the replica of the public folder that was changed sends a descriptive e-mail message to the other public folder databases that host a replica of the public folder. To reduce traffic on your network, Exchange includes information about multiple changes in one e-mail message. The amount of information that is included in these messages depends on the size limit you set for replication messages. If any message exceeds the specified size limit, that message is sent as a separate replication message.