Managing Public Folder Databases
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Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
Topic Last Modified: 2008-01-29
This topic lists the management tasks you can perform for public folder databases, including links to topics that will help you complete the tasks.
Cluster continuous replication (CCR), local continuous replication (LCR), standby continuous replication (SCR), and public folder replication are different forms of replication built into Exchange. Due to interoperability limitations between continuous replication and public folder replication, if more than one Mailbox server in the Exchange organization has a public folder database, public folder replication is enabled and public folder databases should not be hosted in CCR, LCR, or SCR environments.
For more information about public folders and high availability options, see the following topics:
Moving public folders replicas to another server requires replication of the folder hierarchy and the contents to the target server. For more information about how to update public folder content, see How to Update Public Folders. For more information about how to update public folder hierarchy, see How to Update a Public Folder Hierarchy.
The process for removing a public folder database requires several steps. In addition, the process is different if you are removing the last public folder database in the organization. Be sure to consult this topic before removing any public folder databases.